The signature wines project of Viejo Isaías originated in 1998 when the oenologist Rodrigo Manuel Romero, inspired by his grandfather’s expertise, decided to plant vineyards in the Perdriel area of the lower zone of the River Mendoza that passes through the region of Luján de Cuyo. Isaías was a wise and virtuous farmer, who worked as a winemaker his entire life, and shared with Rodrigo his knowledge and know-how for undertaking this exciting project.
The owner and winemaker is Rodrigo Manuel Romero. 2004 was the first vintage for the winery. Total current production: 10,000 cases.
Date Founded: 2003
Owner: Rodrigo Manuel Romero
Isaías Hernández was a tireless vineyard farmer and passionate about wine. Besides his passion for wines, he was also dedicated to the cultivation of roses. He would give his wife the first rose of each season as a proof of their love, which blossomed year by year. Isaías was a person bestowed with excellent qualities, who always gave his utmost in every aspect of his life. These wines were made to honor him and maintain his spirit and legacy alive.
Rodrigo Manuel Romero was born on August 1, 1978. At the age of 20 he began to study oenology at the University of Oenology and Fruit Horticulture in Don Bosco. After 5 years, he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Oenology and Fruit Horticulture. During the course of his university career he worked as a farm manager at Finca Romero Súñer, where he acquired a significant experience in vineyard management.
The grapes are sourced in Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo and Upper river Mendoza region. Rocky, sandy soils located 950 meters above sea level, irrigated by flooding river waters coming from the Andes mountain range, make the perfect match for vine growing. They use purchased grapes and farm 11 hectares (27.17 acres) of their own vineyards of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, and will plant another 5 acres of Malbec in the summer of 2008. In 2009 they will plant a Syrah vineyard.