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).

  • 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 [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • 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 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 speaks for itself: 2001-2002. It was an economic and political chaos that forced us to hire only three workers with a single domestic mixer and a ‘94 Isuzu pickup to finance [...]



  • 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…