Mendoza, Argentina
At a Glance
  • Winemaker Roberto de La Mota worked for many years for Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux and lead their team in Argentina.  He brings a vast knowledge of wine, winemaking and a Bordeaux aesthetic to the Mendel wines.
  • The production of Mendel is quite small and focused on two areas of vineyards they own – the first in Lujan de Cuyo and vineyards planted in 1928 and a newer project of old vines in Altamira on limestone rich soils.
  • One of their most intersting wines is a stunning Semillon.  If you like Bordeaux Blanc you should really taste this wine!

Mendel Winery embodies the union of Roberto de la Mota - one of Argentina's most respected and experienced winemakers - with a nearly century-old Argentine family, whose sole objective is to produce wine of unquestionable, superior quality. Proprietor and longtime wine lover, Anabelle Sielecki, diligently tracked down the very best talent Argentina had to offer when seeking Mendel's winemaker, and with utmost charm and perseverance, brought Roberto de la Mota on board. Roberto, son of legendary winemaker Raul de la Mota, has an impressive winemaking record and a lifetime of winemaking education and practice. Together, they choose the best blocks from their ancient vineyards, and every artisan winemaking step is rigorously performed. Extraordinary vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship are all blended to create these truly remarkable wines. 

Mendel is the first name of Anabelle's father, a man who came to Argentina with nothing and ended up a successful businessman in different industries. He was a man that loved the finest things that life had to offer, particularly wine. Anabelle proudly honors her father by seeking perfection in her and Roberto's wines.