We are a family of winegrowers from the Uco Valley, who have been elaborating wine with passion and excellence for 4 generations. All our wines are created in our agroecological vineyards, where every day we define their future personality, celebrating 3 exceptional terroirs.
Our boutique winery uses high-tech processes which allow us to elaborate wine with the utmost care possible, from the selection of plots to fermentation and aging of the best wines in French oak barrels.
Family of grape growers from the Uco Valley
elaborating wine for 4 generations
Our great-grandmother Aracelis, originally from Málaga, was the one who started cultivating vines together with her children.
One of them, Francisco Hinojosa, eventually became one of the viticultural pioneers of the Uco Valley, a great entrepreneur and hard worker dedicated to expanding vineyard cultivation to all the now-known regions of the Uco Valley. He explored, researched, and built one of the first family wineries in the region, making some of the finest wines in line with the history of Argentine winemaking at that time.
A century later, the fourth generation continued to embrace viticulture, but within the context of this new era.
They built a high-tech boutique winery, converted the vineyards to agroecological farming achieving organic certification, and created a wine tourism paradise where wine lovers from around the world can indulge in the secrets of the Valley.
Agroecological vineyards with organic certification from the Organización Internacional Agropecuaria – OIA (International Agricultural Organization).
Convinced that the future of humanity lies in agroecology, which also plays a crucial role in shaping wine characteristics, Finca del Nunca Jamás converted its vineyards to agroecological farming ahead of its time, and obtained the organic certification from the OIA, which currently serves as the certifying body
For us, it is of vital importance to conduct the daily practices that drive us to pursue an agriculture that is biodiverse, free of inputs, and alive. Everything that comes from the soil returns to the soil, completing a full cycle on our beloved estate.
We do not use synthetic inputs, including fertilizers, fungicides, and herbicides. Instead, we rely on mechanized and technological farming methods, as well as the use of natural products based on minerals and plants, when necessary, to repel and control pests that could attack our vineyards.
Similarly, we strive every day to reduce the overall use of inputs and achieve a better balance and diversity of the soil. We prioritize prevention over cure to maintain the health of our vineyards, giving life to the soil
100% estate-owned vineyards located
in three different terroirs of the Uco Valley
Undoubtedly, the appreciation for vineyard work and terroir has been transmitted through generations. We are convinced that everything starts in the vineyard, in each terroir.
Every grapevine is an obsession in our family, from pruning to harvesting.
In recent years, we have diligently worked to recover old vineyards, aiming to improve the balance and expression of the plants every day.
We have 3 estate-owned vineyards located in 3 distinct terroirs of the Uco Valley. This allows us to engage in long-term vineyard work and design each wine from the same vineyard, maintaining precise control over the entire process from start to finish.
In Vista Flores (23 ha), the terroir is characterized by loamy soils with river stones in the subsoil, providing excellent drainage capabilities. The plants are older, ranging from 35 to 80 years of age. The altitude is 1100 masl. The vine training system is conducted using pergolas and irrigated through the traditional furrow irrigation method.
The planted grape varieties include Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pedro Ximenez (80 years old) and Sauvignon Blanc.
The wines we elaborate from this terroir exhibit great balance. They are highly aromatic, fruity, and well-structured. They stand out for the remarkable harmony between concentration, structure, and aromatic expression.
The climate conditions are very extreme, with summer temperature range of around 25 degrees Celsius (37 degrees during the day and 12 degrees at night), and cool night winds that cause stress to our vines. These conditions force the plants to make a significant effort to extract the necessary nutrients for survival. The wines from this terroir exhibit clear concentration and structure. They are robust wines with remarkable aging potential.
In Colonia Las Rosas, the soil is clay loam with abundant organic matter and sedimentary rocks, particularly limestone. It is a very cold area surrounded by natural springs.
Our vineyard covers 10 ha of Malbec, trained using trellis systems, with technically controlled drip irrigation for each plant. Currently, we are experimenting with Gobelet training in 2 ha of Sauvignon Blanc. This vineyard has 20-year-old plants and is located at 1050 masl.
We elaborate white, rosé, and red wines characterized by their fruity nature, with aromas of fresh fruits, persistence, and mouth-filling volume.
Our boutique winery was built with the intention of ensuring optimal conditions for premium and ultra-premium wine making. Currently, we have a fermentation and storage capacity of about 200,000 liters, allowing us to produce 260,000 bottles of wine.
In the harvest area, stainless steel sorting tables with belt are available to enable manual selection, so that only the best clusters are used for vinification.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks of various sizes, ranging from 1000 to 10000 liters. In some cases, wine is fermented in French oak barrels.
Fermentation occurs at temperatures between 15 and 24 degrees Celsius, using 100% natural products without any intervention.
Our white wines are aged using a combination of stainless-steel tanks and French oak barrels, totally designed for white wine aging. As for our red wines, they are all aged in French oak barrels of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd use.
FINCA DEL NUNCA JAMÁS
Finca del Nunca Jamás is the name we chose to tell our story. It means the creation of our small agroecological paradise, where time stood still for our family, and where we began to unleash our dreams and live in harmony with nature. Peter Pan and the Galleon of eternal dreamers blend with the passion and professionalism with which we craft our wines, full of magic and charm.
Capitulo I, “Where time stood still,” refers to the present moment and the importance of terroir and its expression in each varietal. The label depicts an old Roman clock surrounded by the central characters of our story: the fauna and flora of our land. You can observe typical animals from the region and the vine itself which interrupt the clock, symbolizing the place where time stood still for our family, where we began to live in harmony with nature. This line represents our classic wines, where we aim to showcase varietal typicity and terroir expression. All our wines age for 8 months in French oak barrels and traceability is conducted in their respective vineyards of origin (geographic identification).
Capitulo II, “The Tale of the Great Journey,” refers to the past and the aspirations of an immigrant family in search of the promised land. It represents the story of our family, the fourth generation of Spanish and Italian immigrants, which resonates with the experiences of many Argentine families.
This line represents our age-worthy wines and undergoes 14 months of aging in 1st and 2nd use French oak barrels.
Etcetera refers to the future and constant innovation. These wines are limited editions that captivate with their unique varietal, experimental vineyard management, or distinctive winemaking methods. Symbolically depicted on the label is an adventurous girl, riding a fox and looking towards the future through a telescope in a vineyard forest.
Our winery is part of a wine tourism complex designed for wine lovers to discover and share the secrets of our vineyards and winemaking. We invite you to explore our boutique hotel and the gastronomic offer at the winery and hotel, which is a celebration of the good living.
Contact us to book a visit or a table for lunch at the winery.
Visits available every day.
Restaurant at the winery – Lunch on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays .
Restaurant at the hotel – Dinner available every day
Contact: +54 9 261 776-0560
Winner Mendocinean Young Enterpreneur of the year 2019. Finalist Argentine Young Enterpreneur of the year 2019
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