Currently used as an alfalfa and olive farm, the property has also seen years of successful grape harvests and a sizable cattle operation.
- Only 6 km from the town of San Rafael
- Accessible year-round with gas and electric on site
- 100 acres previously used for vineyards
- 269 acres irrigated by extensive water rights
- Existing cattle improvements including a water pipe system and cement feeders
- Exterior and interior fencing
Finca Cerrito offers buyers an opportunity to invest in Argentine wine country in the heart of Mendoza. Currently used as an alfalfa and olive farm, the property has also seen years of successful grape harvests and a sizable cattle operation. The property is only 6 km from the small town of San Rafael with plenty of options for recreational enthusiasts including skiing, hiking, rafting, and golfing nearby. The growing community surrounding the property has become a destination for Argentines and ex-pat investors with every necessary amenity. Finca Cerrito makes owning property in Argentina easy with year-round access, electricity, gas, proximity to town, and nonstop flights from Buenos Aires. At this price point and proximity to San Rafael, buyers could invest in the operation at Finca Cerrito and a home in town.
Finca Cerrito is located in the Mendoza region of Argentina, at the heart of Patagonia. This area is known for its lucrative Malbec industry and access to the Andes. Unlike many unreachable areas of Patagonia, Mendoza is only a quick flight from Buenos Aires. The nearby town of San Rafael (only 6 km from the property) is a 2-hour direct flight from Buenos Aires. San Rafael has grown into a flourishing community with a lot of foreign direct investment from Expats. The town is home to numerous restaurants, vineyards, hotels, hospitals, and parks. If you feel like getting out of town, San Rafael is only 47 miles from the “Argentine Grand Canyon”, Cañón del Atuel, and the Dique Valle Grande.
There are four homes on the property that have been primarily used to house workers and an existing barn that was built in 2010. Each home runs on the grid and uses natural gas. The property comes equipped for an operation. It is fully fenced on the outside with interior electric fencing and 20 interior paddocks.
In addition to the many vineyards in the area, Mendoza is also home to numerous opportunities for recreation. Owners can choose from skiing at Las Lenas 3 hours away, fly fishing and white water rafting along the Atuel River, swimming or boating in Los Reyunos Reservoir, or horseback riding throughout the foothills of the Andes.
Mendoza is not only known for its vineyards, but it is also home to incredible ecology and wildlife. This area is home to the Pink Fairy Armadillo, Patagonia Mara, Mountain Viscacha, Copyu, Guanaco, Pampas Cat, and Jaguarundi.
The property is home to natural water rights that irrigate 130 acres. In addition to the natural water rights, there is also a power water pump that irrigates an additional 269 acres. Finca Cerrito has these rights year-round with two additional irrigation pools capable of holding 30,000 liters each and an electric pump powered by a windmill.
While the current owners grow alfalfa and olives on the property, Finca Cerrito was at one point a lucrative vineyard with over 100 acres used for grapes. The property could also be used to farm garlic and tomatoes as well. In addition to crops, the property has the infrastructure for a cattle operation, with existing improvements throughout the property including a water pipe system with cement feeders that is set up every 50 meters throughout the property.