The new generation of Argentine winemakers

Lucas Orlando Gimenez and Daniel Garcia, Argentine winemakers of Paso De Los Andes and Ocho Gauchos wines distributed in Quebec.

Let’s talk about a foreign territory that still inhabits me after three years. I would like to introduce you to some of the new generation of Argentinean winemakers and more specifically, those working in the region of Mendoza and the Uco Valley.

Lucas Orlando Gimenez is a wine passionate person who grew up in a wine environment where he has very good memories of his childhood and adolescence in the family vineyards and cellar.

Lucas explains : “I started working at a young age as a fly fishing guide in Patagonia and Mendoza, which introduced me to some incredible places and people. Some of those people I met through fishing are now great friends and clients who have invested in vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. To keep learning, I have done local harvests and multiple harvests in Napa Valley, California. I also did cellar work as well in the Napa Valley Reserve. I have also worked in Provence, in the cellar of Chateau La Coste. I’ve always been convinced that the secret of a wine’s quality is in its vineyard, which is why I’ve invested a lot of time and effort in this work.”

Currently, Lucas manages his family’s vineyards and winery and also six foreign-owned winery projects from Ireland, Canada and the United States, where he also acts as their winemaker. He has a team of dedicated workers, formed by Daniel Garcia and Leandro Galmés. Daniel spends most of his time in the cellar dedicated to monitoring the wines and Leandro is the one who ensures that the vineyards are always in the best conditions.

“I am very proud to be able to offer a range of products, at an interesting quality-price ratio, which I hope will seduce Quebec lovers of good wines”, adds Lucas. ndeed, this collaboration has been woven over the years with the agency Over and Above, led by a group of eight Quebecers as passionate as Lucas. Ocho Gauchos wines, which come in white, rosé and red, are currently available in Quebec as private imports. Just write to On the website of the Quebec agency Over and Above you will find the technical data sheets of the wines and some tasting notes.

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