wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Benegas Tiburcio

Don Tiburcio Benegas (1844-1910) is regarded as a decisive initiator and winegrowing pioneer in Argentina. In 1861 the old colonial city of Mendoza was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake. Benegas became the city's banker and sorted out the chaotic finances caused by the catastrophe. In 1870, he married Lubina Blanco and that was the beginning of his interest in viticulture. His father-in-law, Don Eusebios Blanco, was a landowner and in 1872 he had written the book "Las viñas y los vinos de Mendoza", the first fundamental work on Argentine viticulture. Benegas gave up his banking career and in 1883 bought a small plot of land in the neighbouring province of Godoy Cruz (now the province of San Vincente) and called it "El Trapiche".

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

25,758 Keywords · 47,058 Synonyms · 5,310 Translations · 31,075 Pronunciations · 174,438 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon

EVENTS NEAR YOU