About the Winery
Comahue (place of abundance in the indigenous language) is the word that, against all logic, defines vineyards and wines. Growing on historically nutrient poor soil and in a hostile climate, these vines are the raison d’être of Comahue. 21 years ago, the Viola family was pioneers; they were the first to settle with a wine-growing project in the Patagonian steppe. An originally deserted and unproductive land today is a region that is present in most books about world viticulture and terroir.
Comahue Wines are part of Malma Winery with 150 hecatres of vine-yards planted 20 years ago. The winery infrastructure is strategically locat-ed between vineyards and fully integrated to the landscape of the steppe to create a symbiotic relationship between the land and the people.
From the beginning, Comahue has worked according to the principles of sustainable and organic farming. This includes the release of insects that control plagues, hay bale placement as weed prevention and the addi-tion of natural products such as seaweed into the water for the maximum benefit during irrigation. To limit automation throughout the property, Comahue uses pomace to generate heat for composting and practices manual pruning, leaf removal and harvesting.