On traditional Argentine ranches, the Pulperia was the heart of the estancia. Derived from the word “pulpa,” which is Spanish for “octopus,” the Pulperia is the nexus for all of the arms of the operation — a place to buy meat, produce, honey and wine, and to barter, borrow a book, trade and gossip.
Our Award-Winning Boutique Wines
In 2006, we removed an old apple orchard from our finca and planted 3 hc of Malbec. Our idea was more or less landscaping we could drink! But over the years with lots of work and with a steep learning curve, we are producing some very nice wines. All of our wines are laboriously and meticulously hand-produced by our family of owners, skilled employees and our willing and enthusiastic guests. We don’t mass market our wines, we are the true example of Boutique. We don’t enter countless wine competitions. You will not find our wine on your next international flight served in some small plastic cup.
We typically sell only to the guests of our finca and a few local wine shops. Like a vitamin, we drink only 1 bottle a day! Matias Michelini has been elaborating our wine in his small winery La Milongita since 2015. Currently we have two lines and with the 2017 bottling soon we will have 3 additional options.
MALBEC JOVEN 2016
100% Malbec … “A young wine” that rests for up to 8 months in a combination of French and American oak. Fresh with notes of red fruits married with a touch of oak and a dark chocolate finish…yummy with light lunches, seafood salads, etc. This wine received 90 points from Robert Parker.
PRIMERA HILERA 2016
“The first row” 80% Malbec with a 20% Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. Aged 8 months in a combination of French and American oak. This is a delightful wine with a flavor that takes many complex twists and turns — of course lots of red fruits, espresso coffee, a kiss of oak with a hint of a Madagascar black pepper finish. Perfect for an evening with friends and a traditional Argentine Parrilla. 2017 wines yet to be bottles will include Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2013, we added to our Malbec vineyards these most interesting varietals.
Finca Ogawa has been a pioneer in Valle de Uco with Frutos Rojos, or red fruit. We have 1 hectare dedicated to raspberries and blackberries. Harvest starts in December and ends late April. We have available fresh fruit the major part of the year and we save about 1000 kilos for our clients during the winter months. Guests and visitors in the finca can buy either fresh or frozen as well as “u-pick.”
We are providers for the best bakeries, restaurants, and ice cream parlors in Mendoza! We produce raspberry and blackberry as well as rhubarb jams, with only the purest of ingredients. In 20, we started with a handful of rhubarb seeds and now are the largest and only commercial producers of rhubarb. As with berries, guests can buy fresh, frozen or “u-pick.”
Fruits and Herbs “De la Huerta”
Originally Finca Ogawa was an apple farm producing over 750,000 kilos of apples annually. Between 2005-2016 we removed these old trees and started shaping what was to become Finca Ogawa. We have saved many of the trees which we use to produce jams and eat fresh. We also have fig, peach, pear, and apricot trees
Every year we plant a huge garden for our family and friends. We sell a variety of seasonal products ranging from peaches to potatoes! We also offer dried herbs and mixes of herbs.