Byron Lutz
U.S. Telephone (Florida): (561) 480-2940
Email: [email protected]


Well-Kept Vineyard with Great
Production plus Plums & Alfalfa
on 64 Acres: US$110,000

Grape Yields Averaging 185,000 Kilos
Per Year & Plum Totals at 40,000 Kilos
Make This a Great Opportunity!

Located 25 miles from San Rafael, Mendoza


(Note: Originally listed at US$135,000, this
farm has been reduced to a price of US$110,000)

This vineyard and orchard property has been
owner is looking to retire, but lives down the
road, so he's happy to help advise a new owner
so things get started out right.

The farm includes a brick worker's house which
totals about 1,000 square feet with a zinc
metal roof and has been used most recently by
family members for vacation stays.


There are water rights attached to the deed for
the full 26 hectares. That water is delivered
to the finca via the canal network of irrigation
water across the region which is produced by
snow melt from the Andes and fed into a series
of dams which control the water flow.


There are 22 acres of grapes and 5 acres of
plums. 12 acres of land was leveled and put
into alfalfa, but that may need to be replanted
since alfalfa fields have a lifespan of about 5
before needing to be replanted. There are about
25 acres of fallow land previously in pasture
that is leveled and also ready to plant.


-- 5 Acres of Bonarda grapes (a Class B fine
wine grape) under anti-hail netting, planted in
espaldero-style producing an average annual
yield of about 35,000 kilos.

-- 5 Acres of Pinot Blanc (Chenin) grapes for
white wine or champagne under netting, planted
espaldero-style with an average annual yield
of 30,000 kilos. (Note: Champagne grapes have
enjoyed higher prices recently due to shortages
of those varieties for various reasons.

-- 7-Acre parral-style vineyard of mixed grapes
(Muscatel, Pedro Ximenez, Cereza and Criolla)
for common table wine, grape must, table grapes
or raisins. This vineyard sector produces an
annual average of 80,000 kilos of the above-
named grape varietals.

-- 5-Acre vineyard of mixed grapes in espaldero
style (Muscatel and Pedro Ximenez) for white
table wine or rose wine with an annual harvest
averaging 40,000 kilos.

-- 5 Acres of D'Agen plums for drying as prunes
with an annual harvest of 40,000 kilos. These
plums are not fully in production yet, and
should achieve totals of 50,000 kilos annually
in the coming years.

-- 25 Acres of land formerly pasture, leveled
and apt for agriculture typical in the region.

-- 12 Acres formerly in alfalfa that should be
reseeded or put into another crop.


Bonarda Vineyard:

Chenin Vineyard:

Muscatel - Pedro Ximenez Vineyard:

Parral Vineyard:


Alfalfa Fields:

Worker's House:


The owners add the following commentary:

"This property was acquired by our family
in the 1970s in its entirety (26 hectares) as
uncultivated virgin field. It was designed and
planted by its owners, who cleared and leveled
the ground and divided it into sectors to suit
the cultivation of vines and fruit trees.

"The farm was originally planted 50% with fruit,
such as peaches and pears, and 50% with vines.
Over the years the owners worked to maintain
quality and yields and devoted more of the
acreage to growing grapes. Currently more
than half of the cultivated area are represented
by young plants in full stage of production.

"The farm is located in the province of Mendoza,
San Rafael, district of Monte Coman, in Colonia
Gelman, near National Route 146. This area is
characterized by large temperature ranges, with
warm days and cool nights, and offers an
excellent climate for grapes with great
concentration and determination of tannins,
resulting in very good conditions for wine-
making. The winters are cold with heavy frost,
and sometimes snow precipitation is observed.

"Colonia Gelman is bordered by the two rivers
known as the Rio Diamante and the Rio Atuel.
The canal irrigation water for this farm is
taken from the Rio Atuel."

Email Us: [email protected]
Or call Byron Lutz in Lake Worth, Florida, USA:
(561) 480-2940