Rosamonte is a popular yerba mate brand based in Apóstoles in the Misiones province of Argentina. This family-run business has beautiful grounds where they both harvest and package yerba mate. Rosamonte offers a range of products, including Traditional, Mild, Premium, Despalada (Without Stems) and Tereré. They also offer these varieties with Special Selection yerba mate. All of their yerba mate is aged for 12-24 months after undergoing open-fire drying and natural seasoning.
Rosamonte was founded in 1936 by Mr. Demetrio Hreñuk, the son of Ukrainian immigrants. Together with his wife Catalina, they started planting and harvesting yerba mate fields. Exactly thirty years later, in 1966, they took on the full yerba mate process, including grinding and marketing. In recent decades, they have expanded and diversified their activities to include tea, fish, cattle, forestry, and packing. From its humble beginnings, Rosamonte has become one of the largest yerba mate producers in Argentina.
Rosamonte stands out from other yerba mate brands in several key ways. First, their drying process is unique. They use a trademarked “barbacua” method that exposes the yerba to the heat of an open fire. This process gives Rosemonte yerba mate the interesting smoky flavor that it’s known for. In addition, their long experience in the yerba mate market makes them a reference nationally and internationally.
Beyond its products, Rosamonte is celebrated for its innovation in processing and packaging. They were the first yerba mate company to get the Rainforest Alliance certification, which credits them for using sustainable agricultural methods and applauds their environmental commitment. In addition, their new zipper yerba mate packaging received a national prize from the Instituto Argentino del Envase.
Today, Rosamonte is a family-style business that fits the modern needs of a global market.