La Vida Buena Private Vineyard Estates 

 1 –                        “Where a Wine Enthusiast Can Afford To Become a Vineyard Owner”


  Micro-vinification process

How we make wine one

225-liter barrel at a time

Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet 





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Mark Your Calendar For MARCH and APRIL 2016

   In Argentina March and April are “Harvest Months” and the best time to visit. Imagine living the dream and walking between rows of your very own vineyard, or learning how you can build your very own vineyard.

  La Vida Buena Vineyards located in San Rafael, Mendoza Province, Argentina is taking reservations for its seven-day March and seven-day April Vineyard and Bodega tours. Some of the activities include:

     * Walking among rows of grapevines and learning how a vineyard actually works.

    * Visiting and enjoying an asado at an Argentine Bodega built in 1919 where we make wine and meet the Winemaker who was first to receive 100 points by noted Wine Critic Robert Parker Jr. Become involved in our Barrel Program and make your very own wine; one barrel = 225-liters = 288 (750ml) bottles.

           * Visiting and enjoying dinner at a famous authentic Argentine Estancia built in 1830.

           Visiting a variety of Bodegas from large to small in San Rafael, La Consulta, valle de Uco, Maipu and more. Some Bodega visits will include a sumptuous lunch.

   If you have interest in visiting La Vida Buena Vineyards and taking a Tour this March or April contact Tom at: or call (919) 321-8448.

La Vida Buena Vineyards will plant your own 5-acre vineyard for US$17,950 per acre

You can own this six year-old 4.25-acre Chardonnay vineyard. Mumms Bodega has purchased the Chardonnay grapes from this vineyard for the last five years to make champagne 

US$30,575 per acre

                                 You can own this 5-acre six-year-old Malbec vineyard (below)

US$25,990 per acre 

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For more details contact:  

USA Phone: (919) 321-8448

Ask for your FREE 100 Slide Presentation on building a vineyard in Argentina


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

La Vida Buena Vineyards is represented Internationally by:

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PDF EBOOK 137 Pages
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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 


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

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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

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       2015 Chardonnay Harvest

  Mumms again purchased our

grapes to make champagne






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