Born from passion and legend, Bodegas Callia is named for a young woman who arrived in the province of San Juan from her native Italy many years ago. She wrote to her family describing San Juan as paradise endowed with abundant fruits despite the desert landscape. Her name was Callia and today, for the people of Argentina, Callia is synonymous with hope, endurance and success.
Bodegas Callia celebrates the spirit of this illustrious woman. The winery’s goal is to produce the best wines in San Juan. Along with creating quality wines, they continue to respect and support the people, nature and community from which their wines are created.
Bodegas Callia is situated in the Tulum Valley in Argentina’s province of San Juan. It is nestled between the Pie de Palo hills to the north and the Cerro Chico Del Zonsa to the south. Two fincas (estates) encompass 300 hectares of land: Finca Pie de Palo and Finca 9 De Julio. At 2,133 feet above sea level, the area is blessed by temperate climate, low rainfall and rich sandy alluvial and clay loam soil; the result is intense and fruity wines that reflect the rich terroir of this region.
Bodegas Callia is part of the group M.P. Wines, which has Dutch capital and two wineries: Bodegas Salentein in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, and Bodegas Callia in San Juan.
Modern and innovative, the current winery was built under high quality standards protecting and respecting the historic heritage of the area. Each detail was carefully calculated as well as the original vegetation and the construction was built under non-seismic techniques among the most advanced ones in the whole world.