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]).

  • Wine Magic

    “On a nice afternoon, a couple of Canadian ladies and a young man came to visit our winery. Having finished the visit I remarked on the boy´s great Spanish. “We lived in Mexico” he said. Then he asked me if I had ever been there and I said “No, but I won a couple of [...]

  • A Job for Ants

    The name Altos Las Hormigas (Ants’ Heights) has provoked curiosity since it was first created.
    When our estate vineyard was planted in 1996, we faced a stiff altercation with the local ant colonies. The newly-planted vines provided tender sprouts that the ants couldn’t resist. We refused to poison the ants and started looking for [...]

  • 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 the new wine producing area. Once, a group of Spanish people participated in one of those meetings, looking forward to learning more about the project and enjoying the famous Argentine asado. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 strong. With the early death of their husbands, Catalina and Yolanda didn’t surrender.  Quite the contrary, these women, young and beautiful, who owned a winery, went against all the stereotypes that a sexist [...]



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    Giuseppe and Emilia Lanzarini were expecting a prosperous fate, shaped by their own dreams, a future for their children, a blue…

  • 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…

  • Chapter 2- Modena

    Giuseppe Lanzarini, gardener of the convent in Modena, Italy, was a fair man, catholic to the core, owner of a Roman nose…

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    Say an old joke: “Peruvians come from the Incas, Mexicans from the Aztecs and Argentineans from ships”. This is not entirely true, but in…

  • A prophecy for Malbec

    In 1994, I had the opportunity to meet Robert Mondavi (1913 – 2008) and his wife Magrit. Legendary and visionary…

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    In the next few months, Los Toneles winery will celebrate 90 years from its inception until today, leaving an indelible mark on…