History Of The Brand:
Icon of the andes
Chakana Wines, the company, was founded on May 2nd, 2002. The dream of its founder, Juan Pelizzatti, was that of a rebirth in the middle of the financial and political crisis that hit Argentina at the end of the previous year. Anew set of values and assets which could survive the challenge of time and the turns of markets.
May 2nd is also a very important date for the people inhabiting the Andes highlands who base their living on the same soils: it is the date that represents the end of the growing season and the beginning of a new one.
During the night of the 2nd to the 3rd of May, a big festivity is celebrated, where the indigenous render their gratitude to the stars for the past crops and ask for their protection for the next agricultural cycle. On that night, the Southern Cross constellation, which travels around the southern skies pointing at the stellar south, becomes perfectly vertical in the sky, ready for a new yearly round.
The Southern Cross had a mythical name for the indigenous people: Chakana. The Chakana is a symbol of the Universal, a bridge between Mother Earth and the Spiritual. It is represented by a square cross that hides the wisdom of the ancient Incas, who dominated the Andean territories from Ecuador to Mendoza.
Chakana offers three ranges of wines designed for different consumption occasions
Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec Rose:
Fresh and vibrant wines for every day consumption, with an original expression of the variety and a light touch of oak when needed.
Chakana Estate Selection
A 100% Malbec from our Estate in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo. Lush, complex and exciting, this is a wine to honor Argentina’s unique variety.
Chakana Reserve Malbec :
Barrel aged, complex wines for serious consumers.