Our vineyards are situated at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the heart of the Uco Valley, one of the main viniculture regions in Argentina. It is located at a distance of 120 kilometers from the city of Mendoza in Vista Flores, Tunuyán.
The property comprises 130 hectares (321 acres) at an altitude between 1,000 and 1,200 meters above sea level. The land slopes towards the north and east, giving it the best exposure to sunlight in the southern hemisphere.
Famiglia Staiti Prosecco DOC is produced in the neighbouring regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy.
Situated in between the Dolomite mountain range and the warm, Adriatic sea, the Prosecco region enjoys a mild microclimate with generous rainfall and sunshine. The lush, green hills surrounding Trieste, Treviso and Padua are home to thousands of hectares of vineyards, interrupted only by ancient churches and picturesque villages.
The exact soil type here varies between vineyards, but is generally a mixture of limestone, clay, marl and marine sandstone. When coupled with the temperate climate, these soil conditions make this region ideally suited to cultivating Prosecco’s Glera grape.
Within the Prosecco region, there are a number of smaller terroirs that are thought to produce superior quality Prosecco. A length of hillside running between the small towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene provides one of these terroirs: this is part of the DOCG zone, where a complex combination of environmental and human factors creates exceptional conditions for wine production. The south-west facing vineyards on this hilly strip in the Province of Treviso get plenty of sunshine, and the chalk and limestone soil means that the roots of the vines must penetrate deep below the surface to absorb water and nutrients.