A good piece of history In 1919, a 14-year-old boy arrived alone by boat at the port of Buenos Aires. He was the Italian José Eduardo Crotta, who had been born on June 1, 1905, in the region of Lombardy, in a village called "La Crotta",, in the province of Pavia. His story is the same story of thousands of Italian immigrants who arrived in Argentina at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, many of whom wrote the history of Argentine wine. It was in the 30’s, and as part of a project he designed with his wife, the Austrian Wilhelmina Ritz -who in Argentina was called Guillermina, -, when José Eduardo decided to set up his own winery in the capital of Argentine wine: the province of Mendoza. Their grandchildren Claudia, Carlos y Carolina continue producing wines of the highest quality, upholding the tradition and prestige which has been achieved during long years of effort and dedication. Today the winery remains renowned for its fortified wines such as Moscato, Oporto, Marsala, and its Mistelas. but also for its still wines, both in their varietal and bi-varietal lines. Its Late Harvest wine is a tribute to the golden autumn afternoons of Mendoza. "Today we can assert that we who make the wines of Bodegas y Viñedos Crotta, Crotta hold in our spirit a great pride for being part of the history of our National Drink".