- Val de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
Passionate Wine, by Matías Michelini, is a project in constant creative evolution. Since renting an old abandoned bodega in Tupungato and transforming it into a collaborative winemaking facility, Matias has experimented and created wines from various terroirs, always with his characterful imprint of pushing the envelope while holding the utmost respect and admiration for nature; he takes the freedom to innovate, looking to make pleasurable wines while exploring undiscovered terroir.
The bodega was originally owned by Italian immigrants and had been abandoned for more than a decade. He hired street artists to paint it with his wine labels on the walls. One of the artists painted a gigantic gorilla on the exterior wall of the winery, stealing the wines. Soon the winery started being referred to as 'The Monkey’s Place' by the locals. It is in the 'Monkey's Place' that Matias makes another one of his most well-know wines, under the Via Revolucionaria label.