Find Your Vista.
Combine the breathtaking view, the finest grapes, and our passionate work.
The result is CaliVista.
"I knew in my heart that Mendoza was a unique opportunity for me to get into wine and establish myself in an industry with tremendous potential," David Kalainoff, Owner.
Nestled beneath the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Uco Valley, is CaliVista.
For the founder of CaliVista, Dave Kalainoff, the adventure of CaliVista was to return to his roots in agriculture. Born and raised on a small farm in Iowa coupled with his love of wine, Dave always dreamed of a return to the business of producing products in a beautiful natural way. He found that, and more in the Valle de Uco region of Mendoza.
As Dave has told many friends: “This is one of the few places on earth where you can grow spectacular grapes in a vineyard with absolutely amazing views. Spectacular vistas coupled with dry climate, beautiful sunny days and cool nights – it is truly my favorite place to be.” Clean air and fresh breeze flows down from the high altitudes of the nearby Andes makes the land a wonderful environment to produce organic wine.
With our latest harvest, March 2021, we have now converted to official Organic status. All vintage from 2021 onward will be Organic.
With a glass of our wine, we hope you
find your vista!
Terroir & Vineyard
CaliVista is our 70 acre vineyard near Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina. Located at an altitude of over 3,500 feet above sea level, the rocky soils of our land provide excellent drainage allowing high quality vines to thrive.
Originally a peach farm, the land was cleared and planted in 2006. The drip irrigation system on the vineyard, along with rocky soils, allow the roots of the vines to drop deep into the soil and develop an earthy taste.
The climate in the Valle de Uco is ideal for quality grape production. Here, the grapes are exposed to significant temperature variation from the high of the days to the low of nights. Many days this variation can be up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit which enhances the range of flavors for the grapes – giving CaliVista drinkers a true taste of Argentina.
It displays an attractive greenish yellow color. Its nose is intense and elegant with white fruit aromas such as summerset peaches and pears. In the mouth, its aromas are intensified with delicate notes coming from its slight 5% French oak aging, which grants it complexity and good length. Moreover, it is a fresh wine thanks to its balanced acidity and finish. It is a versatile wine to enjoy as an aperitif or to pair with great dishes.
Deep redish/purple color. The first impact of this wine is in the nose, which is very intense with outstanding ripe black fruits and spiced notes. In the mouth, the aromatic sensation is repeated with voluptuous and elegant tannins. Its finish is long and full of flavors with a hint of jamminess, very characteristic of the blends from the Uco Valley.
This is a typical wine made with grapes from the Uco Valley, with a modern style, very attractive color, and fresh aromas with mineral notes that grant it complexity. In the mouth, it is true to the high altitude Malbec features: fresh, fruity and juicy. With an extra 6-8 months in French and American oak the finish is long and intense, with hints of creamy vanilla and spice.
The altitude of the Uco Valley favors very much the Pinot Noir. This is a clear example. Good Fragrance in the nose with red fruit aromas, as well as a strong presence of minerality and earthiness afforded by the kind of soil. In the mouth, it displays an elegant texture, fruit forward and earthiness and a terrific balance between freshness and acidity. It is a very lively wine, ready to drink or served by the glass at your favorite wine bar.
Come Visit Us
Stay in our beautiful vineyard house and enjoy great views of the Andes and, of course, our gorgeous CaliVista vineyard! The house is three bedrooms, sleeps six people comfortably, and is hosted by Sol who is fluent in English and Spanish. This is a special place, designed by the owner to make CaliVista his home away from home!