Tikal was founded by Ernesto Catena, a 4th generation winemaker of Italian descent who, having spent part of his life working as a designer and being a fervent student of Renaissance humanism, sees it as his mission to transform everything in his wine world into art, from growing the grapes to making wine to selling it.
Over the years, Ernesto and hsi team designed their biodynamic farm and vineyard as a sculpture to be gazed upon from the sky, similar to how the Mayas and the Incas designed their cities to be enjoyed by the Gods. Their vineyard is surrounded by natural flora and animals that help them achieve a state of harmony and equilibrium. They pay homage to the Sun int heir Rose Garden, and to the Moon in their Vine Labyrinth with music and dancing.
They see their winery and vineyard as a home for an artist to create and commune with Nature.