My Wine Story II – Chapter anecdotes

My Wine Story II – Chapter anecdotes

The purpose of 2011 My Wine Story is that all Argentina’s wineries tell, in no more than 150 words, all kinds of anecdotes: personal, related to harvests, vintages, travels, fairs, wine launches, business meetings, among others.

Works must be sent from 12th September to 7th October. Consumers will vote the best anecdote by clicking the “Like” button on Facebook, appearing at the bottom of each note. The deadline to vote is Friday, 21st October, 2011, at 12 pm (Argentina). The anecdote getting the highest number of “Like” will be the winner.

The award ceremony will offer surprises and a great party in mid-November.

Click here to download entry form.

For further information, please contact Pablo Ponce (pponce@areadelvino.com).

  • A Job for Ants

    The name Altos Las Hormigas (Ants’ Heights) has provoked curiosity since it was first created.
    When our estate vineyard was planted in 1996, we faced a stiff altercation with the local ant colonies. The newly-planted vines provided tender sprouts that the ants couldn’t resist. We refused to poison the ants and started looking for [...]

  • Silvina´s dream

    We were in Mendoza. The deed had been signed; we were owners of our first family vineyards. I went to bed very excited. Luckily, I fell asleep immediately and had a premonitory dream. I was sitting on the fresh soil of my vineyard.  The moon shone. The cosmos seemed alive. I heard a faint whisper: [...]

  • The seventh glass

    I was once invited as Sommelier by a wine store which organized a blind wine tasting of four Malbecs coming from different regions. I was representing “Bodega Séptima” from Mendoza, the name ‘Séptima’ meaning “seventh”, because it is actually the seventh winery settled by “Grupo Codorniu”. All of us were told about the participating brands [...]

  • “Papán like Champán” – The anecdote of the Bodega Piattelly’s winemaker

    “My relationship with wine started before childhood. When I was only a baby, my first word was no ‘papa’ (dad), but ‘papán’ (for Champán, Champagne’s pronunciation in Argentina). My father was a renowned winemaker who excelled in sparkling wines. My early years went by among vineyards and wineries with my sister and cousins.
    I studied at [...]

  • Water rusts

    “During my first trip to Europe with my parents from my home province of Jujuy, we arrived at the family home of my grandfather Antonio, in Locarno, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.
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    At that time I was twelve years old and my grandfather took me out to bars and introduced me as “my American grandson”. After several days [...]



  • Glasses in the tank

    This story is based on the experience of our winemaker, Matias, in a major Spanish winery.
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    “In this winery, presses were…

  • Cupid visit El Valle de Uco …

    Love Stories are everywhere, but I’d like to share this especially involving people who are very important for our winery, “Harvesters swallows”. People…

  • Water rusts

    “During my first trip to Europe with my parents from my home province of Jujuy, we arrived at the family home of…

  • Thibaut Delmotte and his first tasting

    In 2004 the French winemaker, Thibaut arrives in Argentina as a tourist and decided to live in Salta. He makes contact with Donald…

  • Sommelier Thieves

    In 2008, we launched the limited edition of a tribute wine called Ferruccio Favretto  as a celebration of the 60-year-existence of…

  • Tempranillo expert

    “My story is this: I had been tasting wines in La Consulta and I was impressed by a Tempranillo whose characteristics were hard to…