Trapiche was founded when Tiburcio Benegas bought property in Mendoza in 1883, which contained a small vineyard. Benegas named his property El Trapiche, and grew it to an astonishing 6,653 hectares. It now exports to over 40 countries.
Trapiche produces many of its varietals under its brand name, largely coming from selected vineyards in the high area of the Mendoza River and in the east region of Mendoza.
Trapiche sells a yearly set of single-vineyard Malbecs, created by their winemaker, Daniel Pi as a way to show an appreciation for smaller, individual Mendoza vineyards, some of which were cited as the best wines that Trapiche has ever produced. As part of the Trapiche Single Vineyard Malbec series, Pi selects three of the best Malbec grape growers in Mendoza each year.
Trapiche was named Impact Magazine's 2007, 2008 and 2009 "Hot Brand.” It was named the "Argentinian wine producer of the year" in 2004 and 2008 by the International Wine and Spirit Competition. Trapiche wines are also frequently named to Wine and Spirits Magazine's Value Brands of the Year list.
The Bodegas Trapiche Vineyards Rosado is a 65% Malbec and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon with a transparent red colour, with intense aromas of black fruit and strawberry. Its taste is delicate and elegant, and is ideal as a summer time aperitif or served with fish, salads and mild to spicy cuisine.