DON VALENTIN BIANCHI
He finally realized his dream of having a vineyard and his own winery, called at that time "El Chiche", producing fine wines like the Super "Medoc", followed by the "Riesling".In 1934, after overcoming several difficulties, he managed to obtain recognition in Buenos Aires thus getting the award "Maximum Exponent of Quality" at the Official Exhibition and Contest of Wines held in Mendoza.
His sons were incorporated to the firm, which resulted in a constant growth. The company became VALENTIN BIANCHI S.R.L, on October 6, 1951 and VALENTIN BIANCHI S.A.C.I.F on December 9, 1960.
His spirit, passion and outstanding personality left a memorable mark in the company. The amazing creation of the exquisite wines Don Valentín Bianchi started in the sunny vineyards located at San Rafael, Mendoza. Wines are based on imported vines, which were adapted to climatic conditions and regional soils, and undergo rigorous controls to satisfy the most demanding palates.
A key aspect in order to keep the incredible qualities of Bianchi wines is our family teamwork, a "staff" of young and vibrant people craving for excellence and modernization within the classic and thorough outlines and following the path of Bianchi Winery prestige.
In 1966, the President of Italy decorated him with the "Gran Cruz del Cavaliere Ufficiale", in recognition of his distinguished services and nobility.
He devoted the final years of his life to the development and integration of the Company "El Nihuil S.A.", to build the "Gran Hotel San Rafael". Unfortunately, he could not make this dream come true. He died on August 12th 1968, in his hometown, Fasano.
It is important to highlight that, together with his work at the winery, Don Valentín participated in diverse Works regarding the improvement and development of San Rafael, showing a profound care and love for this land.