Founder, Tomas Machado’s family ancestor Don Manuel de Villefane began making wine in Argentina in the year 1611, which gives us nearly 400 years of wine making experience here in the heart of South America. This impressive winery represents his ‘Legacy’ or ‘Legado’ (in Spanish), and we are proud to honor his memory with these fine wines of Maipu, Mendoza.
The Parados line from Don Mañuel Villafañe is made differently than the other two offerings from the winery, Legado and Don Mañuel Villafañe. This line is intended to be a little easier-drinking and more of an everyday wine of high quality. We offer Chardonnay, Cabernet, Malbec, each made from 100% of the varietal, and the Winemaker’s Select Red, made from 40% each Sangiovese and Tempranillo with 20% Malbec. The reds are characterized by lively fruit aromas, supple texture on the palate, and a smooth, long finish without the use of oak. The Chardonnay is also un-oaked, with a lemony and lime-blossom character on the nose, a fruit-driven and minerally mid-palate and clean finish, somewhat reminiscent of a Mâcon Blanc from France.