Sergio and Carolina Weitzman - Proprietors
SERCA Wines was born as a result of a longtime dream that Houston residents, Sergio and Carolina Weitzman had of creating an ultra high quality wine.
SERCA is a 6-acre vineyard located in Uco Valley, Mendoza divided into two parcels. A 3-acre parcel located at 1,300 meters above sea level that produces Super Premium Malbec grapes and a 3-acre parcel located at 1,150 meters above sea level that produce Super/Ultra Premium, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes that are used to create a high end reserve Meritage, the Gran Corte (92 pts. from Wine Enthusiast in its first two vintages, 2013 and 2014).
Every year, we truly enjoy watching our fruit being hand harvested and selected at our vineyard, transported to be cleaned at the winery and then transferred into the fermentation tanks and barrels. It is a wonderful process to be a part of. For all the wines produced by SERCA, only the grapes that are the healthiest with a perfect balance between sugar concentration and acidity are used. Year after year, the Uco Valley area continues to generate amazing fruit, with an amazing color and polyphenolic concentration. It has shown in the wines, which continue to get better with time.
Pablo MartorellPablo Martorell, is the heavily awarded winemaker (Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast) for The Vines of Mendoza’s Recuerdo Wines. Born and raised in Tunuyán, he has worked at some of the most important wineries in Mendoza, including Bodega Nieto Senetiner, Catena Zapata, Trivento and Bodega Flecha de los Andes, under the esteemed Michel Rolland’s tutelage. He has also worked in wineries internationally. In 2006, he worked with Chateau de Lauret in Pomerol, Bordeaux, and in 2007, for Chateau Peyre Lebade and Chateau Clarke in Medoc, Bordeaux, both part of the Rothschild Group. In 2009, he worked for Napa Wine Company in California.
Mariana OnofriMariana has been the Wine Director for The Vines of Mendoza since 2009, overseeing all vineyard owner winemaking plans and customizing wine design. This includes managing blending sessions and barrel tastings for the company’s Private Vineyard owners, and over 330 fermentations in The Vines' 2016 harvest alone. She supervises all wine selection and wine experience for the company’s Siete Fuegos restaurant and The Vines Tasting Room. Prior to The Vines she worked at Chateau La Violette in Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, and has been in Sommelier in La Bourgogne in Punta Del Este Uruguay. She also did winemaking internships in Napa and France, and has launched her own wine brand, Onofri Wines, with wines made at The Vines of Mendoza winery.