Chakana is based in the heart of Mendoza, Argentina. Chakana embodies the quest for a wine identity that is both original and authentic. Their estate-grown wines are produced exclusively from organic and Biodynamic vineyards located in the best terroirs of Mendoza. The resulting varietal wines are the purest expression of the region’s outstanding calcareous soils. Organic and Biodynamic agriculture guarantee a viticulture with no inputs, where vines authentically express the character of place.
Inkarri wines are produced from the organic and Biodynamic vineyards in the small village of Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, “the home of Malbec.” Agrelo’s terroir is considered to be some of the best in Mendoza for the production of complex red wines made from Malbec. Based in the western foothills of the Andes mountains, the wine-producing zone of Agrelo slopes upward from the town, with slopes reaching more than 3,000 Feet (1000m) above sea level. The region has a dry, desert-like climate, situated in the rain shadow of the Andes. Warm, sunny days are followed by much cooler nights due to cold winds that flow from the snow-capped Andes. This desirable diurnal shift of temperatures extends the ripening period and produces wines with balanced acidity and complex flavor profiles.
Fair for Life Certified
Chakana is a socially responsible producer, promoting local development, preventing informal and child labor practices and ensuring equal opportunities to all its employees.
The Legend of Inkarri
An ancient Inca legend says the Sun conceived a son with a woman of the Earth-Pachamama. The child, who received the gift of being fully connected with Mother Earth, was called Inkarri. He became a great King and taught his people the intuitive wisdom that allowed them to live in balance with themselves and their environment. For many moons, there was peace and harmony on Earth, and men and women lived as One with the natural world.
In time the Spanish invaded the Inca Empire. Inkarri was captured, killed and dismembered, his parts scattered and buried in all directions. The Empire was finally conquered by the conquistadors.
Inkarri vowed to rise again one day to restore harmony in the relationship between Pachamama and her people. The legend lives on in this beautiful organically grown wine that honors the Inca’s ancient understanding and respect for nature.