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"In 1997, I felt my country's calling. Our Argentine wines were unknown around the World. I learned about the 500 year-old history of Argentine wine and realized that in my country there was everything to discover. I set out to challenge and break rules to make Argentine wines that could shine. In 1999, I made the first vintage of my Luca Wines. Choosing the name was easy; it was my newborn son's."
"In 1997, I felt my country's calling. Our Argentine wines were unknown around the World. I learned about the 500 year-old history of Argentine wine and realized that in my country there was everything to discover. I set out to challenge and break rules to make Argentine wines that could shine. In 1999, I made the first vintage of my Luca Wines. Choosing the name was easy; it was my newborn son's."

"THE BEST OF THE BEST"

-for showcasing wines other than Malbec.

JAY MILLER, THE WINE ADVOCATE (2010)

First Argentine winery to bottle old vine Malbec.
Pioneer in working with small family-owned vineyards.
First High Altitude Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
in Uco Valley -organically farmed-.
Oldest massal Syrah selection in Argentina, brought from the Rhone Valley in 1955.
A committed Winemaking & Viticulture team: Luis Reginato and Laura Catena have been working together for 20 years.
Twice in Wine Spectator's Top 100 List (2008 and 2014).
Luca is Certified Sustainable by Bodegas de Argentina
OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM
“Though Laura Catena might wear scrubs in San Francisco, back in her homeland, at the tip of South America, she’s one of the most important wine-makers in Argentina’s burgeoning fine-wine industry…Under the Luca label, Laura makes several different varietal wines, all with impeccable balance, excellent concentration and extraordinary grace. They may be the finest wines coming out of Argentina today."
JORDAN MACKAY, 7X7 SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE (2007).
“Though Laura Catena might wear scrubs in San Francisco, back in her homeland, at the tip of South America, she’s one of the most important wine-makers in Argentina’s burgeoning fine-wine industry…Under the Luca label, Laura makes several different varietal wines, all with impeccable balance, excellent concentration and extraordinary grace. They may be the finest wines coming out of Argentina today."
JORDAN MACKAY, 7X7 SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE (2007).
Laura Catena is a fourth generation winemaker, daughter of Nicolás Catena.
In 1997 Laura, a Harvard and Stanford trained Biologist and Physician, joined Bodega Catena Zapata as Research Director. In 1999 Laura Catena founded LUCA WINERY to explore the quality potential of small OLD VINE family owned vineyards in the Uco Valley region of Mendoza.
Luca is named after Laura Catena’s first son and it symbolizes her love for her family. The family crest that appears on the label belongs to her husband Dan McDermott’s family.