In 1941 Augusto Antonini bought his first hundred hectares in the area of the Central Valley in San Martín, a Department to the east of Mendoza city. As time went by and having the support of his son Hebert they started the growing of white, red and rosé grape varieties.
Fifteen harvests later, the first of three winery bodies was built, following a traditional Mendocino style, with high walls and yellow pine and cane roofs. Viña Santa María winery has a production and storing capacity of 7,5 million liters.
The third generation led by his elder grandson Carlos Augusto enlarged the company’s vineyards with two new vine growing estates where grapes such as Bonarda, Tempranillo, Malbec and Merlot were planted. This gave birth to a new family business named “Viña Santa María”, devoted to the production of grapes in its own vineyards as well as to the elaboration of top wines.