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).

  • Pump in reverse

    Harvest time is very complicated, more so if the winery is in a remote location. And something that caused us problems was to get workers. So, as a winemaker, you have to do these tasks yourself.
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    When transferring wine from one tank to another, once it is finished, one has to close the valve of the [...]

  • The grape seeks its own fate, be wine

    Beginning of harvest, the winery was unfinished, and the grapes were harvested and wanted to be wine, naturally. They were placed in cold chambers to gain time till the winery was fully equipped.
    The grape began to dry up, generating large levels of concentration and Jean thought the grapes were lost and there is not way [...]

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

    At harvest in 1987, exactly 100 years after the birth of Don Valentin Bianchi, founder of the winery, the plot number 7 of Asti estate (vineyard planted by him) yielded a Cabernet Sauvignon of outstanding features.
    This remarkable coincidence made his son, winemaker Don Enzo, take the decision of bottling this wine without staying in oak [...]

  • The name of the winery

    The Viola family had been thinking about how to name their winery for a long time. They wanted a name that referred to Patagonia. At first, they thought “Newen” would be good, but they weren’t so happy about that name.  Until one day, Julio Viola participated in a dinner in France while he was promoting [...]

  • Patagonian style rack of ribs

    In 1999 Julio Viola, Pepe Barría and Marcelo Miras, today President and managers of the winery respectively, usually received investors to tell them about the new wine producing area. Once, a group of Spanish people participated in one of those meetings, looking forward to learning more about the project and enjoying the famous Argentine asado. [...]



  • 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…