Pablo Gimenez Riili & Michael Evans
In 2004, a wine lover visiting from the United States met a Mendoza lawyer whose family had been making wine for generations. In keeping with the warm hospitality Argentina is known for, Pablo Gimenez Riili personally welcomed Michael Evans into his family and showed him the best of Mendoza, particularly all the things a solo tourist might otherwise miss. An extraordinary friendship took root. Though Michael came for a vacation, he ended up staying and made Mendoza his home. Together, the two friends saw an untapped opportunity to share extraordinary Argentine wine experiences with people from around the world, and The Vines of Mendoza was born. Nearly a decade later, the company welcomes visitors to its Mendoza and Uco Valley Tasting Rooms, offers luxury accommodations and dining at The Vines Resort & Spa, and helps wine lovers become winemakers through Private Vineyard ownership in one of the world’s most coveted winemaking regions.