Don Manuel Villafañe is a winery owned by Sr. Tomás Machado Villafañe and his family. The winery is focused on the elaboration of grapes harvested from small, exclusive vineyards.
The Villafañe family has been in the wine business for almost 400 years. In 1611 Don Manuell Villafañe came to Argentina from Spain as a soldier to fight against the English pirates who attacked Spanish ships. Later he settled in South America as a farmer, and became a pioneer of winemaking in Argentina for being one of the first people to plant vines on that land. The objective at that time was to provide wine for the priests of the church and much later for the settlers, who came to the ‘New Word’ to take advantage of the new opportunities.
The Don Manuel Villafañe winery was re-developed in the legacy of Don Manuel Villafane to deliver high quality wines to the world market. Don Manuel Villafañe winery is currently sending wines to 7 different countries, as well as to the domestic market in Argentina. Don Manuel Villafañe received the following awards in Vinus 2009 due to the excellent work of their oenologist Federico J. Isgró.
Purples hints, of very good intensity . Delicious, with a wonderful palate. Its aromas are a mix of plums, morello cherry, truffle and, as time goes by, chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Dark ruby red in color with an intense nose of rich cassis berries, vanilla, and pepper. Full bodied yet soft and rich, with more blackberry and chocolate flavors in the mouth. The finish is long and elegant with balanced sweet tannins.
Dense red color gives a full and rich fruit nose of wild berries and black currant. The mouth is lush and full leading to a very well balanced and long finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Full ruby color with an expressive nose of red and dark berries, violet, cassis, and a hint of cedar. In the mouth, it is full bodied with rich notes of blackcurrant and spice. Extremely well balanced with supple tannins and a long finish.
Full transparent yellow color with an expressive nose of flowers and citric aromas. In the mouth, it is fresh and longer bodied than a Chardonnay with rich notes of peach and fresh grapes.