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).

  • 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. [...]

  • 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 its 1986 Torrontés Riojano to VINEXPO, the largest wine fair in the world. They wanted to hear what experts thought of this variety that these young winemakers had great faith on. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Sweet Sting

    In a sunny and cold morning day of April, the Gonzalez Toso family was working in the selection of grapes. This work began at 4:00 am and ended at 19:00 pm. Every day at 11:00 am we received a group of friends who were very interested in tasting the juice of the grape. We called [...]

  • 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. I was representing “Bodega Séptima” from Mendoza, the name ‘Séptima’ meaning “seventh”, because it is actually the seventh winery settled by “Grupo Codorniu”. All of us were told about the participating brands [...]



  • Behind a great wine there will always be a great woman.

    Elea, the first Mendoza-Pereyra family’s grandchild, who, when was one year old, said “uva” rather than “Mom”. She testes the grapes and when she…

  • The savior that became (“deVino”) winemaker

    Like any other venture, the beginning of Valle de la Puerta winery was difficult. The year in which we began to build the winery…

  • 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…

  • The grape seeks its own fate, be wine

    Beginning of harvest, the winery was unfinished, and the grapes were harvested and wanted to be wine, naturally. They were placed in cold chambers…

  • Ciao zio

    Approximately 3 weeks ago, a couple from La Plata – Buenos Aires visited us… the woman, Mrs. Zecchin , talked to us and remembered…

  • 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…