Alto Limay is the collaboration between Familia Schroeder and Paul Hobbs to develop Patagonia Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This frontier winegrowing region, with short, sunny summers and low vigor soils is perfectly suited for these Burgundian varieties. The consistently windy conditions requires poplar tree windbreaks on all sides of each block and leads to thick-skinned berries with deep color and rich aromatics that yield expressive and nuanced wines. The dream of a family of pioneers became real when the project of building a state-of-the-art facility to produce the best wines of Patagonia was completed. Schroeder’s winery and the surrounding vineyards are located in San Patricio del Chañar, Patagonia at the heart of the southernmost wine region of Argentina.
The sandy, silty soils are strewn with pebbles and rocks, on a base of limestone bedrock. The constant wind and well-drained soils contribute to the high evaporation rates that keep the yields naturally low. The Limay River brings snowmelt from the Andes, creating the only farming conditions in this otherwise desertic part of Patagonia.