Chapter 8 – Today

Chapter 8 – Today

Everyone is talking at the table on Sunday. My grandmother with her homemade pasta and my grandfather uncorks a bottle of wine, without label or brand, but I feel in the popping sound of the cork, the gardener hands of the old Giuseppe and the poor Emilia; my great grandfather Jose and his early death as dawn; I hear uncle Alfredo’s strong voice, negotiating the Winery; Catalina and Yolanda opening their way against all odds; my ‘Nono’ (grandfather in Italian) with his bunch of years between tough women as the land that they inherited from their husbands; many bad vintages and many good vintages. All my roots lie over the table. And it is inevitable not to see the history of my family side by side with the history of wine, because it is the same story, they grew up together in these lands, and as the years go by, the stories merge more and more.

Martin Lanzarini, great-great-grandson of Giuseppe

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Winery name: Bodega y Viñedos Lanzarini
Province: Mendoza