“During my first trip to Europe with my parents from my home province of Jujuy, we arrived at the family home of my grandfather Antonio, in Locarno, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.
At that time I was twelve years old and my grandfather took me out to bars and introduced me as “my American grandson”. After several days in which I always asked for “acqua” (water), my grandfather with a glass of dry white wine stared at me and said: ”Ruben mai acqua,fa ruggine, prendi un bicchiere di vino ” (Ruben, never water, it rusts, drink a glass of wine).
Since then, I was falling in love with Merlot from Ticino, which my grandfather bottled and we now produce in Agrelo – Mendoza. ” Rubén Banfi.