Bodegas Santa Ana were established in 1891 by Don Luis Tirasso, one of Mendoza's key winegrowing pioneers. The quality of its wines quickly earned the estate a strong reputation in Argentina. Today, the Bodegas run three wineries in Mendoza and one in San Juan Province. For a few years now, the winery has been pursuing a sweeping investment programme with the primary aim of further enhancing the quality of the wines by planting more of its own vines.
At present, Bodegas Santa Ana own around 1,921 hectares of vineyard, but just 251 hectares are fully productive. Whilst Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chenin blanc and Chardonnay are far and away the dominant varieties, the winery also plants Merlot, Pinot noir, Viognier, Sauvignon blanc, Torrontés and Semillon.
Santa Ana produces equal quantities of wine for the domestic market and export. Its cellar contains some 800 barriques made from new American and French oak, in which premium wines are aged. Unánime, the estate's top wine, regularly receives top ratings, including from UK magazine Decanter. The estate’s other prestige lines are “La Mascota” and “Reserve”, whilst the other ranges such as “Homage”, “Two Vineyards”, “Varietales” and “Caracter” represent impressive value for money.