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 (

  • Juancito, did you get it?

    When we empty and clean the pneumatic press, we have to place it face down, so as the operator can brush the remaining pomace off. In order to do this, it is necessary to turn the press and stop it when the door is down.
    Guido (winemaker) Juancito let me know when the door is down.
    Johnny [...]

  • 90 years of history

    In the next few months, Los Toneles winery will celebrate 90 years from its inception until today, leaving an indelible mark on the wine industry in Argentina. Its history is a symbol of work, honesty and perseverance. In 1883, Dalmacio Armando, an Italian inmigrant, arrived in Mendoza and established a winery in Guaymallén.
    His son, Santiago, [...]

  • A prophecy for Malbec

    In 1994, I had the opportunity to meet Robert Mondavi (1913 – 2008) and his wife Magrit. Legendary and visionary winemaker of Napa Valley.
    In 1991, he had developed a great red wine called Opus One, a blend whose composition has a small proportion of Malbec.
    He made an unexpected visit to the Peñaflor winery and [...]

  • Chapter 7- Red wine women

    We instantly associate women with white wine; gentle, delicate, soft. But, my grandmother and his sister-in-law were red wine women; tough and strong. With the early death of their husbands, Catalina and Yolanda didn’t surrender.  Quite the contrary, these women, young and beautiful, who owned a winery, went against all the stereotypes that a sexist [...]

  • 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: [...]

  • Glasses in the tank

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