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A brief history

Canopus is a biodynamic vineyard in Uco Valley Mendoza. The 10-hectare farm on calcareous soils and cool climate shapes the style of the wines, defined by the racy acidity, mouth textures and elegant energy. Located in a small appellation called El Cepillo, these 10 hectares of Malbec and Pinot Noir are scattered in patches defined by type of soil.

Winemaking is about minimal approaches respecting the character of the vineyards. Wines ferment and age in clay amphoras, concrete vats or neutral foudres. Apart from the wines made from the vineyard, Canopus sources Tempranillo and Semillon from nearby neighbours.

Over the last 12 years Canopus farming has been a constant challenge against low temperatures. However, these weather conditions are also a key element of the character of the wines.

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Established in 2009

Canopus Viña, Pampa El Cepillo, Calle Sin Nombre

Meet The Team

  • Gabriel Dvoskin

    Gabriel Dvoskin founded Canopus in Southern Uco Valley in 2008, engaging with nature to start a farm and a vineyard grounded in cool climate, calcareous soils and alive ecosystem. These three conditions became categorical principles to begin a life-journey filled with hard work, sensitivity and precision. Gabriel didn’t have a background in wine. Initial connection with the vineyard took place in France and Italy during several harvests and short internships in late 90s and early 2000s. Over the last decade, Gabriel worked in the vineyard, the cellar and the sales of the wines from Canopus.

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  • Alberto Dominguez

    Alberto Dominguez has been in charge of the farm since its plantation in 2008. Trained from the beginning with organic and biodynamic practices, Alberto and his family work on the farm, both with plants and animals. He is a fundamental cog in understanding the micro-plots and the development of the farm over the years.

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  • Camila Lapido

    Camila Lapido is the front woman of Canopus covering several fronts, from collecting the botanical families of the vineyard to harvest logistics, sales and communicating the wines. Trained as a sommelier in Buenos Aires and later in biodynamic practices in Mendoza, she is responsible for the sales, communicating and marketing of all wines throughout the country. At the same time, Camila has developed her focus in biodynamic practices and launched several vineyard projects to improve life diversity and observation in Canopus farm.

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  • Maria Hylen Pareja

    Maria Hilen Pareja has a degree in agricultural engineering and over the last 6 years has specialised her work on micro-vilification and small parcel fermentations. Before joining Canopus in 2020, she worked in France, Italy, Chile, the United States and Argentina. In the cellar Hilen ensures the wines find expression and, together with Gabriel, follow the most natural path from the vineyard integrating biodynamic practices and deep observation. Methodical, focussed and vineyard-driven, Hilen also takes part in the biodynamic preparations.

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