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).

  • 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 [...]

  • Chapter 6 – Death, an inevitable fate

    1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Giuseppe’s old continent, even though early death would not leave the world. On the other side of the Atlantic, it rushed to the end, the life of Jose Lanzarini and, three years later uncle Alfredo and my great great grandfather Leonardo, by pure sadness, like [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Tonel 22, Blessing

    In 1945, the post-war crisis brought financial chaos and desolation, and everything was heading for a loss of production. To renew hope, Los Toneles winery called the local bishop, who blessed the establishment invoking the protection of the Virgin of Carrodilla, Patron Saint of Vineyards. The ceremony was officiated on the cask 22 (naming the [...]

  • Chapter 1 – Our Land

    Say an old joke: “Peruvians come from the Incas, Mexicans from the Aztecs and Argentineans from ships”. This is not entirely true, but in my case is so true, Giuseppe ensure, “as God exists”.
    Giuseppe Lanzarini, would be something like my grandfather’s great-grandfather. From his times to this day my family has worked the land and [...]



  • What wine tells

    It was like any other afternoon in Maipú with José Baquero, “Pepe”.

    I remember it with perfect nostalgia. 3pm in the afternoon, not a breeze…

  • Tonel 22, Blessing

    In 1945, the post-war crisis brought financial chaos and desolation, and everything was heading for a loss of production. To renew hope, Los Toneles…

  • Tonel 137, a symbol of dedication and passion

    In 1957, the women’s liberation was in its infancy. The place of women neglected and despised by a sexist society, left anonymity and…

  • Tonel 46, the wine of friendship and trust

    Affected by the crisis of 1890, the Armando family closed its establishment. Two years later, they were back in the race, opening a…

  • Preciado

    On December 2004 our children invited us to Buenos Aires for a wine tasting, like any other tasting. But, as soon as we…

  • 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…