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AWI Winery of Texas

Our vineyard

Located in the 1,500 acres of Private Vineyards developed by the Vines of Mendoza, our small "fincas", which we call "Finca La Idea Loca", which produces 3 varietals of grapes - Malbec, Merlot and Cabbernet Sauvignon and our newest vineyard which we call "Finca La Otra Idea Loca" produces Viognier.  In addition to the grapes harvested from our finca, we have access to more than 30 other varietals grown by our neighbors to use in our winemaking.  In recent years we have purchased various other red varietals including Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot and various white varietals including Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay to be used in our winemaking.

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Our Agronomist



Francisco Evangelista

Coming from a Mendoza agronomist family, and working in vineyards since 1994, earth is in Francisco’s blood. Francisco has been a crucial part of The Vines of Mendoza from the start, including the overall vineyard design to personally overseeing the planting and managing of all the vineyards (currently more than 900 acres)  – spending endless hours in the vineyard, overseeing development and maintenance of The Vines.