The name Huarpe comes from the pre-Columbian people who inhabited Mendoza. It was the Huarpe people that established how to get water to the arid desert by building channels to bring the water down from the Andes and into the soil. The Taymente range from Huarpe, means roots in Huarpe culture, the starting point for the wines, tied into the ground here. Winemaker Jose Hernandez Toso is German trained with extensive winemaking experience in Europe, Max was a consultant who now brings the business acumen to the partnership. They joined together to establish Huarpe. Jose was working for one of the big wineries in Argentina prior.