High elevation Bolivian Wine & Singani

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Above the clouds in the Andes Mountains

Aranjuez Winery

With vineyards at elevations over 6,500 feet above sea level, grapes take in the intense Bolivian sun during the day and rest during the cool nights. These ideal conditions, combined with water from the clean Andes Mountain rivers, result in unique, balanced and delicious flavor profiles.

Building on this natural bounty and nearly 500 years of history, Aranjuez Winery has mastered the craft of winemaking in the high elevation valleys of Tarija, Bolivia.

Aranjuez is a highly regarded winery in Bolivia and has begun to make a name for itself worldwide, winning accolades in various European and South American competitions. Although Aranjuez is perhaps best known for its robust, yet surprisingly well-rounded Tannat, its mastery of high elevation winemaking sets all of its varietals apart from other wineries.

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Tannat

2013 Gold Medal, World Tannat Competition in Uruguay
100% Tannat
Round, gentle tannins. Opulent, fine, long finish. Plentiful blueberry and raspberry notes, as well as artichoke, combine perfectly with subtle hints of cacao and vanilla.

Tannat & Merlot

50% Tannat  50% Merlot
A delicious blend of bold tannins subdued by the delicacies of the Merlot. Light, clean, exotic. Aromas of red fruit and spice.

Torrontes & Moscatel

50% Torrontes  50% Moscatel
A unique blend of dry and sweet. Light, refreshing, balanced. Aromas of white flowers and stone fruit.


Rujero Singani, a Bolivian Tradition

When the Jesuit priests arrived in Tarija’s high elevation valleys more than two hundred years ago, they planted grapevines alongside ancient peppercorn trees. Today, Rujero is the last remaining vineyard where these original grapes still grow and, which are used in the production of their Singani.rojero-singani

The name Rujero is derived from the Spanish word rujir meaning “to roar.” The Rujero river, which runs through the vineyard, is normally more like a trickling creek than a mighty river.

However, when it rains in the surrounding Andes
mountains, the creek swells into a rushing river whose roar echoes throughout the valley. This is how Rujero Singani got its name.Hailing from Bolivia’s picturesque countryside, Singani (seen-GAH-nee) is widely recognized by millions of Bolivians as the national spirit. It has been quietly distilled in Bolivia for nearly 500 years, consumed for centuries throughout this idyllic Andean country.

 “The interesting thing about Singani is not how adventuresome
it seems, but how approachable… This is a spirit with mass appeal.”

– The Washington Post

Stacy Sandler