The Rutini family winemaking tradition began in the early 19th century in Le Marche, Italy, when Francisco Rutini started making wines for the inhabitants of his native town, Ascoli Piceno. Thereafter, his only son Felipe Rutini immigrated to the Americas to extend the winemaking tradition.
Named after one of Mendoza´s mountain peaks, the Tupungato Valley was no more than a stop-over on the road to the mountains when Don Felipe began to plant their first vines, under the slogan ¨Labor and Perseverance¨. In 1925, they were leading the industry, and Felipe had created a lasting legacy for top quality wines in Argentina.
At an elevation of 3000 to 5000 feet (900 to 1500 meters) above sea level, the Tupungato Valley offers many different microclimates, creating optimal growing conditions. Today it is recognised as one of Mendoza´s premier viticulture regions.