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Juan Carlos Deicas founded Establecimiento Juanicó in 1979 and his son and grandson still run the business. The estate grows grapes across 300 hectares of vineyards in southern Uruguay .
The family vineyards are situated on the southern coast of Uruguay with a strong Maritime influence from the Atlantic Ocean. The cooling effect from the sea helps retain freshness and acidity in the wines. The main red grape varieties cultivated are Tannat, which has established itself as Uruguay’s signature grape, alongside theBordeauxvarietiesCabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet FrancandMerlot. They also produce Malbec in Argentina’s high-altitude Luján de Cuyo region of Mendoza.
Winemaker, Santiago Deicas, is the third generation in the family business, crafting terroir-driven wines using stainless steel and high-grade French oak in the family’s modern cellar.