Having learned from his father Jose who made wine for over 50 years, Pepe crafts some of Mendoza’s most sought after limited-production, boutique sparkling wines. The Reginatos have always had a ritual of toasting not only all of life’s important events, but also the small joys of everyday life. Unlike other “factory” sparkling wine producers in Mendoza, the Reginatos personally manage the whole process themselves, from grape to bottle. They manage the vineyards, select the grapes, harvest at the optimal time, make the base wine, and then do secondary fermentation at their own winery. They produce both Charmat and “Metodo Tradicional” (Champenoise) sparkling wines, and if you ever get a chance to meet Pepe, you’ll see what kind of hand muscles you can develop after years of hand-riddling bottles.