Bodegas Santa Ana
In 1891 Bodegas Santa Ana was founded by Don Luis Tirasso in the Cuyo region of Mendoza in the west of Argentina. Following Tirasso's untimely death aged only 30, the winery became neglected until it was bought in 1935 by Adolfo Basso together with his brother Tulio, and partners Emilio Tonnelier and César Giannini, who turned it into one of Argentina's largest bodegas. It remained in family hands until they wished to down-size. in 1996 the business was sold to the investment group Santa Carolina de Chile, and then passed into the hands of the Peñaflor Group – a leading wine-making company in Argentina, and currently among the top 10 wine producer companies worldwide. High in the Andes, Santa Ana boasts some of the finest vineyard sites in the region, and produces a broad variety of crowd-pleasing wines with an unmistakably Argentinian character which represent tremendous value for money.