The Vines of Mendoza

Three Amigos in Europe


Since starting The Vines of Mendoza a couple years ago, there hasn't been much time for our committed founders to catch their individual or collective breath. They've put everything they are into establishing The Vines of Mendoza. And, now that we have our legs under us a bit better, they seized a much-deserved opportunity to head to Europe this summer (winter here in Mendoza so not a bad time to get away) for a bit of sightseeing, relaxing and, of course (ever the entrepreneurs) work.

Michael headed out at the end of May, first bound for London with a stopover in New York City for some work-related meetings. In London he attended the preeminent London Wine Fair where Argentine wines and bodegas were very well represented. Then it was onto Amsterdam , where he noted there was an Argentine restaurant on almost every corner! A bit of an exaggeration maybe, but there's no denying that Argentine cuisine is finding itself at home in Amsterdam. This week he's enjoying a bit of legitimate rest, sightseeing and dining about in Barcelona where he's recently been joined by Pablo, our Argentine cofounder.
The London Wine Fair

The London Wine fair

After spending the weekend together in San Sebastian, in the heart of Spain's Basque Country, they will travel next week to Vinexpo, the leading international wine expostion in Bordeaux, France, where they will catch up with our third cofounder, Dave. Together, the three of them will be making the most of their debut visits to this granddaddy of all wine events which attracts people from all walks of the wine industry from around the globe. Argentina is expected to make a very strong showing with many bodegas pouring their finest Malbecs, Torrontés and other emblematic varietals for the attendees.
Argentine parrila

Argentine Parrilla in Amsterdam

After a quick refueling stop in Paris (and one last croissant), Michael will be back home in Mendoza in a couple weeks. Dave and Pablo will stay on in Europe a bit longer.

As Michael said on a recent (work-related) call, despite his time away going by very quickly, this trip is twice as long as any vacation he's ever taken before. He also said he's really looking forward to a good steak with a big glass of Malbec when he gets back to Mendoza! And, we're looking forward to his return - rejuvenated, revved up and ready for what's next.
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