• Soil Type: Sandy and stoney
  • Varieties Cultivated: Malbec
  • Annual Production: 118,000 bottles
  • Country: Argentina
  • Winemaker: Carola Tizio
  • Topography: Steep hillsides


Payana is a popular children’s game in Argentina of native origins that is played with five small stones. The player picks up a stone and tosses it into the air, then picks up another stone from the ground with the same hand and catches the first stone before it hits the ground. Payana wines are the result from a selection from parcels of old vines located in the steep stony slopes of the foothills of the Andes. Here, watered by only fresh mountain streams, the vines ripen in the warm sunny days coupled with cool mountain nights to produce wines marked by power, elegance, and balance. Payana is sourced from old high altitude, old vineyards from some of the most celebrated sites in Mendoza.

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