Of all the good that nature has provided for us, honey is without doubt the
oldest, most delicious and healthy. Honey has been produced by bees for over 100
million years, and it has been held in honor by ancient and modern
civilizations, untouched by fashion and across all cultures. Not without reason
has honey been called the nectar of the gods.
Miel de Monte is created in the Chaco, in northern Argentina, in a community
of ancient traditions of Native Americans, far away from the disturbance and
pollution of modern live. El Sausalito lies in the heart of a vast ecological
reserve the size of Louisiana, a dry jungle of rich plant and animal life.
This ancient and untouched environment in Spanish is appropriately called the
“Impenetrable” – the native inhabitants, the Wichi, made contact with the modern
world only in the early days of the 20th century.
Industrial production, agrochemical spraying of plantations and pastures, and
even the pollution of city traffic are unknown in this quiet place, frozen in a
Miel de Monte is a family-owned honey producer founded by Enrique Rimondino,
who moved to El Sausalito in 1986 as part of a social project to support the
indigenous population. The honey he encountered in El Sausalito, made from the
unique local flora, inspired the foundation of Miel de Monte in 1991. Enrique’s
wife, Monica Zidarich, is a teacher that pioneered language education in the
native tongue of the Wichi.