Producer Profile

Jelu Estate

"Jelu Estate was founded in 2002 and is located in San Juan, which is approximately 100 miles North of Mendoza. Duncan Killiner, the co-founder also makes the wine and speaks often of the distinctive climate of the Zonda Valley." - T Edward

Where The Wines Come From


Cuyo, situated in the heart of Argentina, is renowned for its natural winemaking practices and exceptional wines. Located in the Andean foothills, Cuyo encompasses the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, and La Rioja, offering a diverse range of terroirs. Natural winemakers in the region prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating classic grape varieties such as Malbec, Bonarda, and Torrontés with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that reflect the region's unique terroir and the purity of the fruit. Cuyo's natural wines are known for their depth, complexity, and balance, with Malbec offering rich dark fruit flavors, Bonarda providing robust tannins and spicy notes, and Torrontés showcasing floral aromatics and crisp acidity. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Cuyo remains a leading destination in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of Argentina's winemaking heritage and commitment to sustainability with every bottle.