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).

  • 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 [...]

  • A prophecy for Malbec

    In 1994, I had the opportunity to meet Robert Mondavi (1913 – 2008) and his wife Magrit. Legendary and visionary winemaker of Napa Valley.
    In 1991, he had developed a great red wine called Opus One, a blend whose composition has a small proportion of Malbec.
    He made an unexpected visit to the Peñaflor winery and [...]

  • 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 or brand, but I feel in the popping sound of the cork, the gardener hands of the old Giuseppe and the poor Emilia; my great grandfather Jose and his early death [...]

  • 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 to gain time till the winery was fully equipped.
    The grape began to dry up, generating large levels of concentration and Jean thought the grapes were lost and there is not way [...]

  • Tonel 22, Blessing

    In 1945, the post-war crisis brought financial chaos and desolation, and everything was heading for a loss of production. To renew hope, Los Toneles winery called the local bishop, who blessed the establishment invoking the protection of the Virgin of Carrodilla, Patron Saint of Vineyards. The ceremony was officiated on the cask 22 (naming the [...]



  • Chapter 3- Chile

    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…

  • Chapter 1 – Our Land

    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…

  • 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…