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Polo Heritage Wines.

A Celebration of the Best. This is our motto at La Chamiza. Over the years our passion for Polo leads us to achieve excellence across all our new endeavors. The wine adventure began years ago in our formerly polo chacra located in the Mendoza province, a worldwide recognized land from Argentina where great wines are produced from its different valleys.

La Chamiza wines are crafted with the same superiority that we learned from this amazing equestrian sport.

Enjoy our passion for Polo & Great Wines.

DidYou KnowThat...

A polo field is three times larger than a football pitch.

Ponies can be changed during a chukker if the player deems the pony too tired.

Polo ponies play a maximum of two non-consecutive chukkers per game.

A team must have a handicap of at least 28 to participate in the Argentine Open.

A team's handicap is calculated by adding up the players' individual handicaps, leading to a maximum total of 40.

There are only seven players with a handicap of 10 and all of them are Argentine.

Polo players receive a handicap based on performance and ability, ranging from 0 (lowest) to 10 (best).

The match is divided into eight time periods (chukkers) of seven minutes each. Between each chukker is a three minute rest period.

Polo was included in five Olympic Games (1900, 1908, 1920, 1924 and 1936).

Argentina leads the medal count followed by Brazil (3), Chile (2) and the USA (1).

The Argentine National Team has won four titles out of the ten championships held.

The first World Polo Championship was held in Buenos Aires in 1987 and the Argentine National Team.

The three most important tournaments in Argentina are known together as the Triple Crown.

The Argentine Open Polo Championship, or Palermo Open, is the world's most important polo tournament.

The vineyard that yields the grapes that become Martín Alsina is nearly 100 years old.

Argentinean Malbec is exported to more than 120 countries.

Ten percent of Martín Alsina's production is fermented in barrels.

Argentina has the polo players with the highest handicap in the world.

La Chamiza first entered international contests in 2006; it has since garnered a total of 16 gold medals.

In 2010, wine was declared a national beverage of Argentina for its part in the identity and culture of the nation.

Martín Alsina is produced with only first-use French barrels.

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