This family enterprise was started in 1956 by Swiss-French immigrant Don Jean Rivier in San Rafael, South of Mendoza Province. It is currently in the hands of the second generation of viticultural growers who use modern cultivation and wine-making techniques with the purpose of maximizing the natural potential of their grapes.
From the very beginning they called themselves “viticultural creators”, a profession consisting in cultivating and caring for their own vineyards, in order to obtain first class raw material, become familiar with the characteristics of each variety, the climate and the local soil; finally, the elaboration of wines and their betterment. In a word, to have all the production factors under the control of the winery.
Jean Rivier today elaborates and sells wines made from their own grapes and, in lesser quantities from some other growers who adopt the quality criteria set by the company. White wines are made from Chenin Blanc, Tocai Friulano and Torrontés varieties, and red wines from Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda and Merlot grapes.