At 1,700 meters above sea level, Bolivian vineyards are among the highest in the world. The high altitude and extreme sun exposure of our vineyards accelerate the grapes’ aging process, but packs them with antioxidants. The result? Sweeter, healthier grapes and distinct, rich, aromatic wines.
Although commercial wine production in Bolivia is a young industry, small vineyards have been producing wine in the region for hundreds of years. Catholic missionaries have cultivated grapes for communion wine since their arrival in the 16th century. In Tarija, Bolivia’s most productive wine region, grapes were stamped in monasteries and pressed by hand until the 1970s. Today, Bolivia’s finest vineyards produce world-class wines for sale domestically and abroad. Bolivia produces excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. Our national grape is Muscat, which goes into Singani, a local brandy.
At the Rosario family of restaurants, we are proud to offer Bolivia’s finest varieties and vintages.