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).

  • Silvina´s dream

    We were in Mendoza. The deed had been signed; we were owners of our first family vineyards. I went to bed very excited. Luckily, I fell asleep immediately and had a premonitory dream. I was sitting on the fresh soil of my vineyard.  The moon shone. The cosmos seemed alive. I heard a faint whisper: [...]

  • Glasses in the tank

    This story is based on the experience of our winemaker, Matias, in a major Spanish winery.
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    “In this winery, presses were drained into 1,000 liters casks. During the harvest of the white wines, we were tasting the must, when the owner of the winery dropped his glasses in the casks. He decided to take off his [...]

  • Tonel 137, a symbol of dedication and passion

    In 1957, the women’s liberation was in its infancy. The place of women neglected and despised by a sexist society, left anonymity and position of both public and private sector were no longer prohibited for representatives of the “weaker” sex.
    In Los Toneles winery, the romance between a lady of stock in the company and a [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]



  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The cat on the table

    Margarita, who works in the production area in the winery, told us that one sunny and quiet morning of June in which everything was…

  • 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…

  • Ciao zio

    Approximately 3 weeks ago, a couple from La Plata – Buenos Aires visited us… the woman, Mrs. Zecchin , talked to us and remembered…

  • 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…