In 2005, the Bonnie family, owner of the renowned ChÃ¢teau Malartic-LagraviÃ¨re (Grand Cru ClassÃ© de Graves) and of the ChÃ¢teau Gazin Rocquencourt (Pessac-LÃ©ognan), decided to leave France in search for new horizons in the world of wine. It all began with the acquisition, along with their partners, of a single 130-hectares (321 acres) block of land in the heart of the Uco Valley, to the south of the city of Mendoza. That is where Bodega DiamAndes was born, as a member of the prestigious Clos de los Siete group. The winery's architectural design blends harmoniously into the stunning Andean scenery. In this context, the winemaking process has taken place under exceptional conditions since the 2007 vintage.The name DiamAndes is a pun on the words â€œdiamanteâ€ (Spanish for â€œdiamondâ€) and â€œAndesâ€ (the name of the mountains that provide a background to the estate). Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie came up with it one day as he was enjoying a barbecue at Laguna del Diamante, in Mendoza. The reflection of the Maipo volcano on the lake made him associate the two words.