Offering Individual and Shared Ownership 








We invite you to taste  our premium Malbec wine directly from the barrel 

You can make your very own 225-liter barrel of Malbec or Chardonnay wine (288 750ml bottles) or partner  for large quantities, e.g. 10,000 liters

And we have access to a Wine Importer and Wine Wholesaler


Aziz, Owner of the Chateau Hana Bodega, uses the micro-vinificacion process. He places grapes directly into a new 225-liter barrel. After fermentation, about two months later, the wine is removed 


Next the top three barrel hoops are removed to get to the must at the bottom of the barrel 


The must is removed and placed into a wine press to have its juice /wine extracted and combined with the wine already removed


La Vida Buena Presents

A Perfect Vineyard Concept:

1¼-acre Home Site Lot + Shared Vineyards and Orchard Ownership

A beautiful Home Site Vineyard coupled with vineyard and orchard ownership at an affordable price is both a unique and unbeatable combination. It allows you to lock in an affordable price with the option to build a residence or vacation/rental home now or in the future. As a shared Owner of two mature vineyards, a 4.25-acre Malbec and a 4.25-acre Chardonnay you can make wine from your 2017 March/April harvest. 2½-acre Fruit Tree Orchard included.

4.25-acre Malbec Vineyard (shared by Select Lot Owners)          

                          4.25-acre Chardonnay Vineyard (shared by Select Lot Owners)  


                For More Information (Plat Map and Pricing) see above "Select Lots" Button/Tab

                                     La Vida Buena Vineyard's 40-acres for the Select Lots (below)

PREMIUM LOTS (only two available) 

Two Premium Lots are on a once 5-acre Apricot Grove located on the front 50-acres of the La Vida Buena Vineyard's 108-acre development where mature Chardonnay, Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are located, a 10" commercial water well and a worker's house. 

    For More Information (Plat Map and Pricing) see above "Premium Lots" Button/Tab


Bodega Bombal y Aldao built in 1919 - French Gold Medal Winnner 2014 


Win a Case of Gold Medal Winning 

Bodega Bombal y Aldao's "Dos Presidentes" Malbec Wine

This wine was chosen for the state dinner with Presidente Macri and President Obama

To Enter Your Name Register at "Contact Us" (button above) 



Select Lots and Premium Lots 

or information about ..

Harvest Time

Winemaking Options

Traveling To Argentina

Tours of Vineyards and Bodegas

See Buttons/Tabs above or contact:   

Tom Phelan 

What la Vida Buena Vineyards Does Each Year With Its Chardonnay Grapes

Every year for the last five years Mumms Bodega has purchased grapes from the same 4.25-acre Chardonnay vineyard pictured above to make its famous Champagne.


Descended from a family of barons and knights from the 12th century. Vineyard owners since 1761, the Mumm family founded the champagne house of the same name in 1827.

Ranked No. 1 International Champagne Brand in France

Ranked No. 3 International Champagne Brand in the World


Imagine yourself in the picture below walking through your rows of grapes eager to be harvested and made into fine wine. La Vida Buena Vineyards can turn your dream into a reality. Contact me for information regarding our MALBEC Vineyards For Sale or how we can build a vineyard for your.

Sí, habla españo 

FREE 100 Slide Presentation available for building a vineyard in Argentina 

Free Phone Consultation

USA Phone: (919) 321-8448 



To learn more: contact Tom Phelan at


Tom and Yvonne Phelan, owners of La Vida Buena Vineyards, have been featured in ...

La Vida Buena Vineyards is represented Internationally by:

YVONNE PHELAN Realtor® (919) 321-8448           _________________________________________________________

PDF EBOOK 137 Pages
(click for more information or how to purchase the PDF Book)

This 137 page EBook is a powerful hands-on Must Read for people who are researching the possibility of buying or building a Vineyard in Argentine.


Written by two Americans, Tom and Yvonne Phelan, who live in Argentina and the US and between 2008 – 2013 successfully created from raw land a 108-acre vineyard development whose grapes are purchased by prestigious San Rafael Bodegas like the famous champagne maker, Mumms.


The Phelan’s Argentine experience was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and a Business Insider article published on the Internet in June 2012 that to date has been read by 450,000 people.

Master Winemaker Mauro (l.), Yvonne Phelan and Camilo Aldao (r.) enjoy tasting Wine made from La Vida Buena Malbec grapes harvested in 2013. Camilo and his family own Bodega Bombal y Aldao built in 1919 and the famous Los Alamos Estancia built in 1830. Using the micro-vinificacion process we made three 225-liter French oak barrels of Malbec, one of Cabernet Sauvignon and one of Syrah. To learn more aout the micro-vinificacion process contact me at 


Winemaker Mauro (l), Yvonne Phelan, and Camilo Aldao (r) Owner of Bodega Bombal y Aldao built in 1919 taste wine directly from the barrel. The wine ages in French Oak Barrels from 12 - 24 months before bottling. Mauro was the first Argentine Winemaker to receive a 100 point rating for an Argentine wine.

Vineyard Broker Services

Vineyards are like snowflakes, no two are alike. I also broker larger 25 – 100+ acre Vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu, valle de Uco, La Consulta and other key Mendoza Province areas. Some Vineyards have Bodegas with established wine sales and distribution. Contact Tom @                     

Plat Map

   Plat Map

                                                          (click Plat Map to Enlarge it)


Above workers at La Vida Buena Vineyards harvest grapes. Below is the cave of Bodega Bombal y Aldao in San Rafael built in 1919 where we make our wine. Our wine shares storage with such luminaries as Queen Maxima of Holland and Prince Albert of Monaco plus many famous Argentine Polo and Soccer players . 


 Nearby Golf and Tennis Accomodations


Want to know more? Contact Tom at

  Si, hablamos espanol  -  Contact Yvonne at:

   2016 Chardonnay Harvest 32,000 kilos 

   Each Year Bodega Mumms buys  our  grapes to make Champagne and we make Chardonnay wine

   Workers harvest Chardonnay grapes           


A 5-acre vineyard requires many workers

that work long hours


Each box of grapes can weigh 50 pounds 


   Mumms provides large stackable bins  used to prevent grapes on the bottom from being crushed, split open and allowing the juice to escape


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