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).

  • The cat on the table

    Margarita, who works in the production area in the winery, told us that one sunny and quiet morning of June in which everything was going well, she went to her office and found a lot of important documents thrown on the floor and filled with stains… at first she could not understand what had happened [...]

  • Childhood

    When we were young, we had a lot of fun in the winery. The five of us played any kind of game together like tennis and hide and seek. We loved to descended through a window two floors with a hose! We also played cross racing with ramps and we passed across the stalk. When [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Preciado

    On December 2004 our children invited us to Buenos Aires for a wine tasting, like any other tasting. But, as soon as we arrived we noticed it was not so usual; there were many friends and a very nice and special atmosphere. Everything flowed normally until Graciela made a speech and [...]



  • 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…

  • “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…

  • The first “Oscar” for an Argentine wine

    It was March 1987 when the technical staff of the Nacari cooperative, now part of La Riojana Coop., decided to send a sample of…

  • 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,…

  • 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….

  • Alcoholization

    This anecdote happened about 30 years ago, during the harvest season, when the company produced alcoholic must to sweeten wines. In this process, it was needed the presence of an inspectors…