Founded by Ernesto Catena, a fourth-generation winemaker of Italian descent, Ánimal wines are all single varietal and 100% organic-certified. The wines are wild and raw. The grapes are from estate vineyards as well as vineyards with which the winery works closely. In the process, Ernesto Catena Vineyards has helped their neighbors also obtain organic certifications. This not only helps everyone involved make beautiful wine, but also builds a community passionate about protecting the soil of Mendoza.