The name of the property was a deliberate choice. It reflects, of course, its geographic position but also pays tribute to the Rothschild family emblem, five arrows representing the five sons of the dynasty’s founder, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who left the family to conquer the world. The winery symbolizes Rothschild in the Andes and the arrows symbolize the Rothschild family, that is why the winery is called Flechas de Los Andes. A unique architectural expression was needed for the Flechas de Los Andes bodega at the foot of the Andes mountains. The setting is unforgiving, and yet almost fantastically beautiful, set against a backdrop of dizzying heights, surrounded by a bleak vastness. A visitor can be hypnotized by the power of the elements here.
Carte blanche was given to architect Bruno Legrand, known for having designed a number of prestigious wineries in Bordeaux and Argentina as well as the magnificent Four Seasons Hotel in Megève, an icon of the Edmond Rothschild Heritage. The terracotta coloured walls of the Santa Fe style bodega stand out dramatically against the sky-blue horizon. The bodega lies in a natural slope of the land, there- by ensuring easy delivery and qualitative processing by gravity of the harvest. The various structures of the site fan outwards, much like the shafts of arrows launched into the fantastic, natural setting of the Vista Flores. An obvious tribute to the estate’s name and the Rothschild family emblem. Even the interior space opens onto the Andean Cordillera.
Reflecting the traditional Argentinian estancias architectural elements such as patios, galleries and gates were produced with regional materials by local craftsmen, just like the decorative furnishings. The decor was entrusted to well-known French artist Philippe Druillet, science fiction design artist, comic book author, futuristic designer and film maker, whose work is universally renowned. Philippe Druillet had previously designed the interiors of the Benjamin and Edmond de Rothschild banks in Lugano, Geneva and Paris. He could not help but be inspired by the almost sur-real natural setting of Flechas de Los Andes. The artist created numerous geometric motifs. Often with triangular shapes recalling arrowheads. Inverted designs on the bodega façade recall the power required of vine stocks as they take root. Built in 2003, the Flechas de Los Andes bodega bottled its very first vintage wine in 2004.