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6Proemio – Prologue in old Medieval Spanish, stands for kick- start or first page. This is indeed the beginning of the winery’s story. In 2001, Marcelo Bocardo, third generation winemaker and the descendant of a traditional Italian immigrant family founded Proemio with the goal of producing high quality wines that truly represent his ancestors’ passion for viticulture and a legacy for the generations to come.


To produce authentic and well-structured wines that express true varietal character while offering a great value to our consumers worldwide. Our mission is to become Mendoza’s iconic winery for the excellence of our wines, our professionalism and our devotion to the preservation of our natural resources.


  • Gravity fed tanks
  • Controlled cooling system
  • State of the art technology
  • Wines produced in small 6000 liter vats for each terroir and plot
  • French an American oak barriques


Our three vineyards are located in the most recognized wine regions in Mendoza: Maipu, Lujan de cuyo and Uco Valley at altitudes ranging between 2,300 and 4,000 ft asl.  At these elevations, there is a significant fluctuation between daytime and nighttime temperatures resulting in grapes with higher concentration of color, aromas and flavors.

–  Manual harvest
– Strict vineyards management techniques
– +100 year old vineyards, un-grafted rootstock

  • Rusell-Maipu: Mendoza’s first region to focus on fine wine production Altitude: 2360 feet above sea level Sol: Silt, Clay with Alluvial base Age of Vines: 10 years old
  • Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo: The oldest Malbec region in Mendoza Altitude: 3000 feet above sea level Sol: Alluvial Age of Vines: 70 years old -100 years old
  • Gualtallary-Uco Valley, Tupungato: Mendoza’s most exciting new terroir Altitude: 3900 feet above sea level Soil: Sandy loam and Calcareous, with stones in the top soil. Age of Vines: 25 years old
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