The name Chakana evokes the symbol that the Cruz del Sur constellation represented for the Incas, which was used as an element of spatial and temporal orientation with great importance for agriculture. From the etymological point of view, the name of the cross, “Chakana”, has its origin in the stone that was used in the drains to divert the water to the crops. A simple and powerful object, the key to life in the Andes. A long way from the siglos this object acquired a mystical meaning, enclosing in its geometry the four cardinal points and the three elements of life: the air, the water and the water. But it is due to its deep agricultural significance that the winery honors the fruit of these lands with its spiritual name: Chakana.
The Argentine wine can build a common identity based on these natural factors and its fusion with western knowledge regarding one of the most emblematic plants of its culture: the vid.
As of 2012 Chakana has started a work on the conscience to recover and maintain the harmony of her crops and begin the transition to organic/biodynamic farming methods for all her farms. The viticultural management of Chakana is oriented towards the structure and preservation of the biology of the wine and a balanced vegetative development of the wine, in a way compatible with the texture of the wine of each place, its content of organic matter and its susceptibility to the wines. The Finca Never received the Organic Certification from the harvest 2014 and has Demeter certification (biodynamic) from 2016. The Finca Los Cedros (Altamira) obtained the organic certification in 2016.