"Nicolás Catena Zapata is justly credited with putting Argentinean wines on the world map—by the best expedient of focusing entirely on quality. It's great to know he has started a wine dynasty, too."Jancis Robinson, Financial Times wine journalist
Great wines begin in the vineyard. Our vision is to make rich and unforgettable wines that are true to the special place they come from. The story of Catena is the story of Argentine wine.
Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza.
The family’s Adrianna Vineyard at almost 5,000 feet elevation has been called the Grand Cru of South America.
Awards: Decanter Man of the Year, Wine Spectator Distinguished Service Award, Der Feinschmaker Award, Wine and Spirits and Wine Enthusiast Winery Awards.READ MORE ABOUT "SINCE 1902"
"Nicolás Catena Zapata is a man of vision, of high intellect, always curious about others and about how the world is developing. He has been instrumental in changing the Argentinian wine scene more than anybody else, pushing it towards high quality."Baron Eric de Rothschild, Château Lafite
The three milestone stages in the Catena family wine history have not only revolutionized the family winery, but also the Argentine wine industry in the last 50 years.
A major component of Nicolás Catena Zapata's drive to produce world-class wines at Bodega Catena Zapata has been to assemble the right winegrowing and winemaking team: