Bodegas Callia was created with the goal of producing the best wine in San Juan and the best Shiraz in Argentina; winemaker Jose Morales may have achieved this already.
The new high tech winery is situated in Tulum Valley in Argentina’s province of San Juan; there’s not much here aside the sand dunes, chañar trees and occasional prickly pear.
The three estate vineyards cover a huge range of altitudes and therefore growing conditions; two are located in Tulum Valley at an average height of 630 metres and the other in the premium Pedernal Valley at 1,380 metres above sea level.
The average annual temperature in this sunny region is only 17?C and there is very little rainfall. The vineyards do benefit from the neighbouring snow-capped Andes which provide pure snow melt-water for irrigation, just as they did for the Incas and the first settlers who arrived in the middle of the 16th century. These growing conditions, along with hand-harvested grapes and varying microclimates produce high quality, intense, fruity and concentrated wines that are rich in personality and well balanced.