In 2009 Alejandro Sejanovich and Jeff Mausbach began to produce their first two wines inspired by the desire to reflect the characteristics of the Toko and Tomal vineyards in Paraje Altamira and La Consulta.
The Toko vineyard - which translates as "Stone" in the Huarpe language - is located at 1200 meters above sea level. in Paraje Altamira. Zaha is born from this vineyard, which means "heart" in this language of the native peoples of Mendoza and represents what we seek to reflect: the heart and soul of that privileged terroir of Paraje Altamira. This area has a highly diverse soil profile and the alluvial activity that led to it has left a system of multiple patches of different soil profiles throughout the area. It is an area of 7.5 hectares of vineyard that has three different types of soil. To the North clayey soils; to the South, coarse-grained sand and then there are cuttings of calcareous stony soil, which are distributed throughout the farm.
The Tomal vineyard - a word that in the language of the native inhabitants of Mendoza means "old" - is located in La Consulta, being the birthplace of Teho Malbec, the founding stone of Jeff Mausbach and Alejandro Sejanovich's dream. It is a farm planted in 1940, a populated vineyard of old Malbec (French grape) plants that had survived abandonment. "Teho" means "blood of the earth" in Huarpe, the language of the native inhabitants of the current province of Mendoza. Teho then expresses how these old vines have developed such deep and extensive root systems that they can literally draw blood from the earth, creating these unique and singular wines.