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The Pelizzatti family founded Chakana in May 2002 reviving an old family legacy. As the descendants of Giovanni Pelizzatti, an early 19th century pioneer winemaker in Mendoza Argentina. Chakana is a winery dedicated to the study and understanding of some of the best terroirs of Mendoza, Argentina.

Chakana develops the concept of estate wines, making them in the same place where the grapes are grown. This complete integration between agricultural and oenological practices, results in superior expression of fruit driven and balanced wines. Its goal is to produce authentic wines to express the character and identity of the Andean soils.

Winemaker Profile

Gabriel Bloise - Director of Operations and Winemaker.

Gabriel Bloise is a member of the new generation of Mendoza winemakers perfected through multiple vintages in the main wine-growing areas of the world (Tuscany, Priorato, Australia, California). Gabriel understands oenology as a means of expressing nature and believes that the best wines are those that do not bear the mark of whoever makes them but of the places where they are developed.