Mendoza, Argentina
At a Glance
  • Casarena is a producer grower based in the Lujan de Cuyo that practices organics in the vineyards.
  • They do grow Malbec, but their main focus is really Cabernet.
  • While Malbec is the most famous wine from Argentina, it is Cabernet that put Argentina on the world wine map.
  • The Cabernet that shocked the world comes from a vineyard owned by Casarena and now named “Owen’s”.

Casarena is forging a different path from the other wineries in Mendoza. Instead of searching for undiscovered terroirs in new places like the Uco Valley, it is discovering the hidden gems in its home region of Lujan de Cuyo—a place full of rich tradition, potential, and unique micro-terroirs. Casarena has purchased as well as planted vineyards in several distinctive sites, and they control all aspects of winegrowing and winemaking in order to maximize the flavor expression of these terroirs.

The name “Casarena” is a creative merging of the Spanish words “casa” (house) and “arena” (sand), and is a tribute to their restored 1930s winery made of sand-colored stone and the sandy soil that their estate is built on. Young and innovative winemaker Leandro Azin leads the charge with determination, creativity, and an enthusiastic sense of discovery.