SignoSeis is a private vineyard bringing The Angel Oak wines from Mendoza, Argentina to South Carolina. Named after Charleston's majestic live oak, these super premium reds, whites and rosès pair perfectly with gourmet meals and are delicious sipped on their own. We encourage you to explore this site to find out more about SignoSeis Vineyards and The Angel Oak series of wines. Salud!

SUPERIOR GRAPES. SUPER PREMIUM WINES.

We've always been drawn to The Angel Oak. This centuries-old, majestic live oak near Charleston, SC gets better with age. Like a great wine, it's strong, bold and stable, with a subtle, timeless beauty. 

Who knew we'd find these very same characteristics in Argentina's rugged countryside?

 

From the Valley of Mendoza to Tasting Rooms in Charleston

 

SignoSeis Vineyards lies in picturesque Valle de Uco, one of the world's most extraordinary wine regions located just southwest of Mendoza, Argentina. Situated on the eastern slopes of the towering Andes Mountains, our winemakers work in the heart of a hot, dry desert-where rain is rare and the setting is largely stones and sunshine. 

FOR GRAPES, IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE.

Here, irrigation is ultra-pure and the soil is virtually pest-free, with water originating in snow melt from mountain peaks and a long, arid growing season with 300 days of sunshine a year. Vines are nestled into a rich bed of rock, sand, clay and loam. Low humidity, drastic swings in day-to-night temperatures and altitudes of approximately 3,400 feet...all these elements come together to create the ideal environment for making superior wines with rich, intense flavors and aromas.

 
 
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SignoSeis: “The Sign of Six”

When we first bought a plot of private land for growing and harvesting grapes in Argentina, it simply seemed like a good idea. To us, six business partners in South Carolina’s historic Charleston, it was an opportunity to craft boutique wines for our fine dining restaurants. 

Turns out, that vision was the first sign of many that SignoSeis Vineyards would one day be the scene of exceptional winemaking. We’re now working alongside some of the world’s greatest viticulturalists. We take our time waiting for premium ripeness, and check every barrel for truly exceptional flavors. Since bottling our first vintage in 2009, we've been using these and other time-honored methods to handcraft quality Malbecs, Torrontes, Rosés and fine red blends using Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. 

 

From the Valley of Mendoza to Tasting Rooms in Charleston

 

SignoSeis Vineyards lies in picturesque Valle de Uco, one of the world's most extraordinary wine regions located just southwest of Mendoza, Argentina. Situated on the eastern slopes of the towering Andes Mountains, our winemakers work in the heart of a hot, dry desert-where rain is rare and the setting is largely stones and sunshine. 

FOR GRAPES, IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE.

Here, irrigation is ultra-pure and the soil is virtually pest-free, with water originating in snow melt from mountain peaks and a long, arid growing season with 300 days of sunshine a year. Vines are nestled into a rich bed of rock, sand, clay and loam. Low humidity, drastic swings in day-to-night temperatures and altitudes of approximately 3,400 feet...all these elements come together to create the ideal environment for making superior wines with rich, intense flavors and aromas.

 
 

Intense Aromas. Rich Flavors. 

Our small-batch, handcrafted wines are the product of an extensive, hands-on process: Each grape is meticulously harvested and sorted by hand, then aged in stainless steel tanks and fine French oak barrels through the final blending stage-all to ensure every bottle is worthy of the "super premium" label.

Cultivating Super Premium Wines

All wines are made with low yield, super premium quality farmed grapes. Our berries undergo a very delicate process on their journey to becoming excellent wines. Together with our expert viticulturists, we decide when the time is right to bring in picking crews. A 50% "green" harvest-removing green, immature clusters to promote ripening ensures flavors of the terroir are concentrated in the juice of the grape. Bunches are gathered by hand and brought to the winery in 15 kilo bins.

Hands-On Sorting and Fermenting

At SignoSeis Vineyards, we take our time to make the highest quality vintages possible. This means twin sorting tables are used to ensure only the best grapes make it to fermentation. The first table is used to remove leaves, twigs and other unwanted material; the second enables individual workers to comb through the lot and extract the very best berries. 

What whole grapes remain are then gravity fed into stainless steel fermentation tanks or, for ultra-premium wines, directly into oak barrels. Manual punch downs (pushing skins, pulp and other goodness floating on the surface back down into the fermenting juice), extended maceration periods and other specialty methods are used to deepen colors, textures and aromas. 

The result is a collection of artisanal wines bursting with flavors unique to one of Argentina's most remarkable vineyard estates.