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 ([email protected]).

  • Stradivarius Cabernet Sauvignon 1998, world’s top 10

    The rains of 1998 made  Cabernet Sauvignon vines should be thinned. Despite negative reviews, my father decided to make a champagne from these grapes, inspired by the French Cabernet Franc.
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    3000 bottles were yielded, which during 9 years were followed closely in its evolution. After this time, it was time to taste them. My brother [...]

  • 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 our winery.
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    A month before the launch, we offered a bottle to a cousin of ours who lives in San Martin de los Andes, and who was at that moment visiting  the Upper Valley area. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]



  • 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…