"It all begins at the vineyard," says Julia Halupczok, Winemaker at Finca Sophenia. Their vineyards have the perfect combination of soil, climate, and altitude to make balanced wines with excellent fruitiness, freshness and character. "We do honour to these natural qualities with our sustainable practices at the vineyard and winery, working hard to make wines that improve with every season.”
Roberto Luka and his partner started Finca Sophenia after a successful wine career which culminated in him becoming President of the trade body Wines of Argentina. Sophenia is a port-manteau of two names: his partner's daughter, Sophia and his own daughter, Eugenia.
Their first decision was to try something different and in this spirit their instincts led them to Gualtallary, a region in Tupungato in the Uco Valley that very few knew about at the time and most who did thought that planting a vineyard there was an act of insanity. However, their enthusiasm prevailed over conventional wisdom and after buying a 130-hectare estate spread across land at an altitude of between 3000 and 4000 feet above sea level.