A pioneer since its inception in 1998, Alta Vista makes terroir-expressive wines from high-altitude vineyards in Argentina’s Mendoza and Salta provinces. In 2001, Alta Vista was the first winery in Argentina to produce single vineyard wines. Over the years, Alta Vista has earned countless accolades for its wines, all the while remaining committed to its green practices and low environmental impact.
Constantly innovating, Alta Vista has brought ‘bio bed’ technology from Europe and adapted it to destroy chemical and biological agents in waste water. Vineyard Manager Pamela Alfonso explains ‘bio beds’: “They originated in Sweden in response to the need for simple and effective methods to minimize environmental contamination from chemical use, especially when filling or cleaning spraying equipment. ‘Bio beds’ contain fungus that retain and destroy chemical and biological agents.” After Alta Vista analyzes the final results, a manual detailing how to build ‘bio beds’ will be published in 2014.