It's easy to describe a winery as 'unique', but BIRA truly qualifies for this label.  

Focusing on an Italian variety in Argentina, the land of Malbec, may seem like a strange idea at first - but it all comes down to family history. With the goal of honouring the legacy of Italian winemakers in Mendoza, Federico Isgró and Santiago Bernasconi founded BIRA in 2017. With the mutual history of Italian roots - Federico's family from south of the peninsula and Santiago's family from the north - they decided to search for old Sangiovese vineyards in the Uco Valley to make the first BIRA wines. 

Since then, Bernasconi and Isgró have become leading proponents of Sangiovese in Argentina, working from a small vineyard in Tupungato. Thanks to its varied soils, cool climate and bright sunshine, the Uco Valley produces elegant, complex and fresh Sangiovese with excellent aging potential.

“At BIRA, we want to restore the history of Italian grapes in Mendoza.”

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