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).

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 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 [...]

  • 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, [...]



  • Naked wine

    I was staring at the flames when she asked me to turn to see her. There she was, dressed and naked….

  • Sweet Sting

    In a sunny and cold morning day of April, the Gonzalez Toso family was working in the selection of grapes. This work…