The winery based in Coquimbito in the province of Maipú in the Argentine region Mendoza
was founded in 1883 by the famous viticulture pioneer Tiburcio Benegas
(1844-1910) founded. In 1973 it was owned by the Argentine wine multinational Peñaflor
Bought. Its own vineyards in Mendoza include 1,075 hectares of vineyards at 630 to 1,000 meters above sea level. A team of renowned experts in viniculture and vinification such as the French oenologist Michel Rolland
is constantly busy making improvements and using the most modern methods to produce wines with low residual sugar content. Nearly all of the important varieties in Argentina, such as Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Torrontés and Viognier are cultivated. Mainly from varietal wines, but also different cuvées are pressed.
The premium qualities are sold under the brand names "Broquel" (varietal wines), "Iscay" (Merlot and Malbec cuvée), "Medalla" (Cabernet Sauvignon), "Trapiche Malbec Single Vineyards" and "Roble "(Different varieties with barrique expansion) produced. Young light varietal wines are marketed under the labels "Falling Star" (especially for the US market) and "Astica". Second is in bottles and also in so-called Bag-in-Boxes
(Plastic container with 3 liters volume) bottled. Furthermore sparkling wines (Sparkling Wines) and under the brand name "Septiembre" fruity sparkling wines from different varieties are produced. The annual production amounts to about 20 million bottles of wine, most of which is exported. In 2005, this was more than one million cases (12 bottles each) in some 60 countries.