Monfuego was inspired during our travels in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. “Mon” comes from the Spanish word for Mountain; “Montaña”, and “Fuego” is Spanish for Fire. Tierra del Fuego, Spanish for “Land of Fire”, is an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan.
It was Ferdinand Magellan, the great sailor and explorer, who discovered these land in 1520 and named the region “Land of Fire,” after seeing volcanoes actively spewing flames and fires from the local Yaghan people who kept them lit to keep themselves warm. Tierra del Fuego is also where the Andes mountains emerge from a raging sea where the Atlantic Ocean clashes with the Pacific Ocean at Cape Horn. It is in these great lands where we came up with the idea for Monfuego; “The end of the world, The beginning of everything.”