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The headquarters of the winery is located near Junin, about 100 kilometres southeast of the provincial capital Mendoza in the Agrelo sub-region of Argentina. The roots of the family empire (as well as those of Gallo and Mondavi) are in the Italian Marche region. There Nicola Catena was born as the son of vineyard workers and emigrated to Argentina in 1898. Here, in 1902, he planted his first vineyard with Malbec(Cot) in the province of Mendoza and began producing wines for the local market. Son Domingo Catena (+1989) continued the work and expanded the property, making the company the most successful and largest in Argentina and (besides Peñaflor) one of the largest wine companies in the world. In 2019, the winery finished 5th in the World's Best Vineyards competition.

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