RUTINI WINES - LEADING THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1885
Since its foundation in 1885, Rutini Wines has been recognized for its extraordinary quality and character of its wines.
Founded by Felipe Rutini, he built the winery under the slogan ¨Labor and Perseverance,¨ further creating a lasting legacy for top quality wines in Argentina. Rutini Wines constantly strives for innovation. Focused on producing super premium wines with an emphasis on extracting the highest quality, the installations and equipment are from the latest generation. Combining the long tradition of production and wish to constantly evolve and innovate, Rutini Wines is recognized as one of the most successful and prominent wines producers in Argentina and abroad
Rutini Winery was founded in 1885 by Italian-born Felipe Rutini; trained as an agro-engineer in Le Marche, Italy, Rutini was one of the first to realize the potential for winemaking in Argentina and founded La Rural Winery near Mendoza, which his family owned for more than 100 years. The Rutini family built a legacy for quality, craftsmanship, and hospitality, hosting thousands of visitors each year at the Wine Museum in La Rural. In 1994, ownership transferred from the Rutini family to two of Argentina’s foremost wine legends, Nicolas Catena and Jose Benegas-Lynch. Under the direction of winemaker Mariano Di Paola since 1994, Rutini has fulfilled its potential as a producer of fine wines and is the premium wine leader in Argentina. In 2008, the winery opened a state-of-the-art production facility in Tupungato, Uco Valley.
The history of Rutini started at La Rural, but its future path is unfolding at the new Tupungato winery in the heart of the Uco Valley, one hour southwest of Mendoza. Tupungato, or “the place to watch the stars,” in the local Indian language, is situated on 570 acres, of which 370 acres have been planted since 1996. Today it is where the stars of the Rutini portfolio are crafted. Situated 22 miles from the Andes Cordillera under the peak of the Tupungato volcano, the vineyard slopes upwards from 3870 to 4200 feet in altitude gain. Wine growing at the foot of the Andes is defined by extremes, notably in temperature and elevation. The Andes create a corridor of cooling air that can account for a 25-degree temperature difference between night and day. The threat of frost, particularly in cooler areas such as Altamira, is very pronounced and it takes great expertise to understand the degrees of ripening for each varietal. For winemaker Mariano Di Paola and his team harvest starts at the end of January and ends in early May, one of the lengthiest ripening cycles in the world.