Arnaldo Benito Etchart bought the La Florida farm and winery in the first half of the 20th century and it was his son Arnaldo who developed the “Etchart” brand with great success in Argentina and abroad. This winery was sold to the Pernod Ricard group in 1996, and a year earlier, Arnaldo already had the wines of the new venture on the market: San Pedro de Yacochuya, achieving a Premium product of excellent international quality.
The winery is located at more than 2000 meters above sea level, being one of the highest viticulture in the world. There are 20 hectares on the farm: 13 hectares. of Malbec, 4 ha. of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 ha. of Tannat and 2 ha. of Torrontés.
In 1988, Arnaldo Etchart summoned Michel Rolland to develop the red wines for the Etchart winery. That year begins the relationship of work and friendship, with one of the best winemakers in the world. This was one of Michel's first consultations outside of France.
One of the main characteristics of grapes grown in height is that due to the great intensity of the sun's rays, their skins are generally thicker and this translates into wines with a great structure.
The red wines produced in this terroir are powerful wines, with a lot of body and color. Its aromas are reminiscent of red fruits and spices.