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).

  • 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 new path to the future. With all savings invested in new vessels and equipment, the funds were not enough to meet the operators’ requirements.

    Armando Santiago decided to consult with their former banker [...]

  • 90 years of history

    In the next few months, Los Toneles winery will celebrate 90 years from its inception until today, leaving an indelible mark on the wine industry in Argentina. Its history is a symbol of work, honesty and perseverance. In 1883, Dalmacio Armando, an Italian inmigrant, arrived in Mendoza and established a winery in Guaymallén.
    His son, Santiago, [...]

  • 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 thinks they are rich, harvest starts. When she was 4, she learned to harvest, select berries and stomp grapes for her own “Baby wine”.
    Natalia de la Mota, Elea’s mother, one day [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 of the ‘National Institute of Viticulture’ (INV) and of the ‘Internal Tax Revenue Office’ (DGI, now AFIP). It was a problem, as must did not meet the quantity of liters for the alcohol volume. Hours went by and [...]



  • Chapter 7- Red wine women

    We instantly associate women with white wine; gentle, delicate, soft. But, my grandmother and his sister-in-law were red wine women; tough and…

  • 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….

  • Chapter 5- Lanzarini Winery

    Two of Leonardo’s sons, Alfredo and Jose Lanzarini, chose the same path, one full of crops and wines. Everything was smooth sailing, with the…

  • Childhood

    When we were young, we had a lot of fun in the winery. The five of us played any kind of game…

  • Patagonian style rack of ribs

    In 1999 Julio Viola, Pepe Barría and Marcelo Miras, today President and managers of the winery respectively, usually received investors to tell them about…

  • Chapter 4- Mendoza

    They arrived at Rivadavia, where a fellow countryman, Don Gargantini, stretched out a hand and Giuseppe broke both gardener hands doing…