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About Us


Don Cristobal is a family owned winery that started its activities in 1998 with the solid commitment to produce quality wines with personality. The shareholders of the company are the Belgian-Argentinian family Lapania-Vandenbalck. The winery is run by Eduardo Lapania, its founder, and by his son and daughter Cristóbal and Carine Lapania.

Don Cristobal began its production of wines with the 2001 harvest and entered that same year in the world wine market with its brand Cristóbal 1492 “Wines of the New World for the Entire World”. The new world wine began its history when Christopher Columbus discovered the American continent in 1492 and today Don Cristobal wines are positioned in the most demanding and competitive markets in the world.

Don Cristóbal owns a total of 200 hectares of land with 145 hectares of planted vineyards, a very good production base and a great diversity of areas and grapes. In constant evolution, the company improves day by day in its winemaking process and in implementing sustainable practices in the vineyards and in the winery.


Our goal is to produce premium wines of excellent quality for the most exquisite palates.

To achieve these goals, we follow these principles:


Quality is the responsibility of the entire Don Cristóbal team. We work with changing and improving systems to comply with the needs of the market and our clients.


We have state-of-the-art facilities and a cutting-edge technology. We follow the best winemaking traditions to produce high quality and unique wines.


The originality and identity of our wines are a priority as well as positioning our brands: we pursue distinction and we seek to be innovative.


We are committed to respecting the environment by decreasing our usage of water, energy, and agrochemicals. We also achieve this by using sustainable products such as lightweight bottles.


Don Cristóbal owns 200 hectares of land, with 145 hectares of planted vineyards in the main terroirs located in the surroundings of the city of Mendoza.

The production methods in the vineyards and in the winery are based on the combination of tradition and technological innovation, respecting the organic and sustainable production process.

The variety of soils and altitude of each of our vineyards – together with an adequate balance between its production and its vegetative part – allow us to harvest high-quality grapes.

La Santa María

Location: Ugarteche – Luján de Cuyo – Provincia de Mendoza. Located 41km south of the city of Mendoza.

Total Surface Area: 103 ha

Cultivated Surface Area: 61 ha

Altitude: 935 meters above sea level.

Vineyard description: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Ancellotta, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese and Shiraz.

El Remanso

Location: Ugarteche – Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza. Located 40 km south of the city of Mendoza.

Total Surface Area: 39 ha

Cultivated Surface Area: 28 ha

Altitude: 930 meters above sea level.

Vineyard Description: Bonarda, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.

La Pinta

Location: Los Campamentos – Rivadavia – Provincia de Mendoza. Located 74km from the city of Mendoza.

Total Surface Area: 43 ha

Cultivated Surface Area: 39 ha

Altitude: 620 meters above sea level.

Vineyard Description: Chardonnay, Verdelho, Viognier, Merlot, Shiraz and Aspirant Bouchet.

La Niña

Location: Rodríguez Peña – Junín – Provincia de Mendoza. Located 50km east of the city of Mendoza.

Total Surface Area: 19 ha

Cultivated Surface Area: 17 ha

Altitude: 630 meters above sea level.

Vineyard Description: Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Shiraz and Aspirant Bouchet.



Don Cristóbal winery was built in 2008 and is located in El Remanso vineyard (Ugarteche, Departamento de Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza) on the emblematic Route #40.

The cellar has a capacity of 2.200.000 liters including epoxy-coated concrete tanks, stainless steel tanks and American and French oak barrels.

The bottling process is carried out in the winery with an automated bottling line.


From our vineyards in Mendoza to our administrative collaborators, many people work in diverse and distinct areas so that you can enjoy our wines.

We are a team of 40 people committed to offering tasty wines at a fair price. To improve ourselves and be better is our daily goal. We present to you some of our associates:

Cristóbal Lapania

Economist. CEO. He plans and executes the company’s strategy taking care of the finances. He also travels to present and sell our wines around the world.

Carine Lapania

Jurist. She supervises various stages of the production process and serves our global clients.

Diego Medina

Oenologist. Chief winemaker. He is responsible for the winemaking process. His decisions are vital to defining the quality and final characteristics of our wines.

Noelia Verdejo

Oenologist. She is in charge of the activities related to the technical and sanitary conditions of the winemaking process.

Antonella Sabattini

Agricultural engineer. She manages the farms to grow the best quality grapes. Together with her team they take care of 420.000 vines.

Lucrecia Magi

Bachelor in marketing. She is responsible for the E-commerce and communications. Imagining the new world.

Macarena Barberá Fanin

The youngest on the team. She coordinates the shipment of the international purchase orders and actively collaborates in the communication of the new world.

Andrea Bakos

Lawyer. She serves and takes care of our online customers throughout Argentina.