In 1861, the main building in the winery was built (currently the winery´s museum), which worked as a wheat mill. The water stream that runs across the property allowed for the installment of a hydroelectric wheel which generated energy for cereal grinding. Back then, the property was owned by the Solanilla-Estrella family (who came from Aragon to Mendoza following the "Virgen de la Carrodilla") and was therefore known as the Solanilla-Estrella mill.
By the end of the 19th century, in the year 1894, Mendoza shifted its production to the wine making industry, transforming the wheat mill into a wine-press. This was how the Winery came to be. In that period, the property was owned by Domingo Mauricio. It was then that the winery reached its greatest splendor, producing more than 2 million liters of wine.
In 2002, already owned by "Dos Familias Winery and Vineyard", the winery was restored, expanded and modernized with the idea of combining its large 19th century buildings with thick sun-dried brick walls and cane ceilings, with 21st century technology. The winery´s main building was one of the first to be built in Mendoza and remains the only one still in use to this day. Its age and architecture made it worthy of becoming a Historical and Architectural Cultural Patrimony of Mendoza in 2004.
The winery can produce 962,000 liters. All the red wines are produced in traditional concrete wine tanks, equipped with modern stainless steel, with a capacity ranging from 2,800 to 3,2000 liters. The white wines are also produced in concrete tanks and stabilized in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in oak barrels at our underground cellar which has the natural temperature and humidity suitable for the process. Bottle aging is done in a specially equipped room with automatic temperature control.
A region in Luján de Cuyo, at the foot of Los Andes range and 1,050 meters above sea level. Its dry, cool climate helps the grape ripen using the minimum necessary phytosanitary treatment. "Titi Vineyard" is the estate where the grapes for our brands Balcon de los Andes, Familia Colombi Private Selection and Familia Colombi Gran Reserve come from.
A region located in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, 1,350 meters above sea level. The elevation of the terroir helps even more the climate difference between day and night. From "La Cautiva Vineyard" comes our Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes.
A region located in San Martin, Mendoza, 750 meters above sea level. This is the region in Mendoza with the highest number of hectares destined to vineyard. From "Chapanay Vineyard" is the estate where the grapes for our brands Balcon de los Andes and 1861 come from.
Bodega Dos Familias is a family project which began in 2013. After years of commercializing the goods produced in our vineyards, we decided to use our grape production in the elaboration of our own wine. With dedication, great effort and passion for what we do, we aim at excellence in each and every bottle we put out on the market.
MISSION: To produce high quality wines and to be recognized by the client as a producer of wines with class and elegance. To become well-known as a supplier of third party services fulfilling our clients´ expectations.
VISION: To become a well-known family winery in Mendoza, mainly for the quality of our wines, service and care for the environment.
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