Bodegas y Vinedos O. Fournier's mission is to become one of the most outstanding, high quality wineries in Argentina and seems to be on track with countless appearances in the press and Decanter magazine heralding the producer as an Icon of Tomorrow. Founded at the turn of the millennium by the Spanish Fournier family (Jose Manuel Ortega), the winery lies beneath the snow-capped Andes at an altitude of almost 4000 ft above sea level in the beautiful Uco Valley. The new winery - a phoenix rising out of the stony arid soil ? combines the best of old and new technology: above ground, stainless steel, oak vats and gravity feeds; underground, a cellar designed to hold 2,800 oak barrels at a constant temperature and humidity. The three vineyards in la Consulta region of Mendoza are planted to classic red varieties, with an emphasis on Tempranillo. Working with a number of local growers, Bodegas O. Fournier also buy in high quality grapes from old vines ? a system which actively encourages green harvest and low yields.