Imperial Stag Wines was founded in 2010, when two wine passionate American hunters decided to buy a vineyard at over 2400 ft. in elevation near historic San Rafael, part of the world renowned wine region of Mendoza, Argentina. After several years of studying the climate, soil and vines, they determined that the “Dos Cazadores” vineyards would produce high quality red grapes such as Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Bonarda. Under prominent winemaker, Fabricio Orlando, in 2019, they crafted the first of what will be a series of exclusive, single vineyard, high-quality wines in limited editions that express the history, beauty, style and excitement of hunting and the highest examples of the Argentine winemaking tradition.
The winery is named after a magnificent stag taken by Archduke of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary Istvan Von Hapsburg-Lothringen's great grandfather, who shares the same passion for hunting and nature that drives the creation of these wines, whose intention is to be worthy of being enjoyed as a complement of the game.
The vineyards are located in Goudge, a village about 12km (7.5 miles) from San Rafael.