Sustainable Viticulture in Mendoza

Geographical, climatic and social characteristics as well as the efficient use of resources are key to the development of sustainability in the region, accessible to small and large vintners.

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Bodegas de Argentina awarded the First Sustainability Certificate of the region.

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The Region

A desert mountain region, Mendoza is sheltered from oceanic influence by the Andes.

Climate

Dry continental climate facilitates sustainable agriculture.

Temperature

24º to 8º average

Rainfall

Up to 1.88” of rain in summer

Small and large vineyard owners can implement

sustainable practices.
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“Social assistance to our neighbors and community, efficient use of our resources and the protection of wild fauna and flora have been one of the core missions of our winery. From June 2015 our commitment is reflected in the achievement of being the first winery in Argentina to certify its sustainable production system”.

Alejandro Viggiani, Chief Winemaker

The Name

Linden (Tilia in Latin) is a traditional tree in Mendoza. The choice of this name reflects the commitment to local customs.

Rural Life

Linden flowers are used to make a relaxing herbal tea, after a long day's work among the vines.

The Farmers

A community of families living in or near the vineyards, who care for their environment.

Rational use of water

The desert climate of Mendoza turns water into a scarce and precious resource. Most of sustainable vineyards use drip irrigation, as an efficient and thrifty method.

Rural life and customs

Tilia farmers live in or very close to their vineyards and often bike to and from work every day. They grow their own vegetables and care for the trees. Our winemakers and vineyard managers train them in the responsible care of the environment.

Biodiversity

Local fauna, including owls, otters, foxes, hares and partridges, living in and around the vineyards, is maintained.

Fertilization

Green manure between vine rows is used to add nutrients to the soil, which is very poor in organic matter. This helps prevent soil erosion, too.

Pest Control

Due to the dry climate, there are few diseases in plants, which are treated with sulfates: minerals that are not considered pesticides.

Pruning and canopy management

Large wounds in plants are avoided. Buds and leaves are removed to improve sunlight and aeration of internal clusters and thus avoid the development of fungi.