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]).

  • 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 [...]

  • Chapter 4- Mendoza

    They arrived at Rivadavia, where a fellow countryman, Don Gargantini, stretched out a hand and Giuseppe broke both gardener hands doing hard work, and I, almost one hundred years later I write this with my hands, last shoots of those roots. But let’s get back to the story, where I don’t play a part, until [...]

  • “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 Champán, Champagne’s pronunciation in Argentina). My father was a renowned winemaker who excelled in sparkling wines. My early years went by among vineyards and wineries with my sister and cousins.
    I studied at [...]

  • I’ll tell you my secret …

    When I started high-school, my plan was to study Medicine and therefore I chose a technical school, to master Chemistry. During the last year, I studied for 6 months with a teacher to enter the Faculty of Medicine. Due to this effort, I was accepted.
    A few days before I finished the last year of high-school, [...]

  • 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 [...]



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