Argentine Harvest, Crush & Wine Tasting with Susana Balbo Wines

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June 23, 2019 (Sun)
Sunday: 1:15-3:45

City Winery Boston
80 Beverly St
Boston, MA 02114

View Map  |   617 933 8047

Cost: $50-$75

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Educational     Wine    

What does it take to make wine? We have answers for you!

Join us for an extra special and unique event at City Winery Boston on June 23rdand get your hands sticky with the sweetest grape juice.

We partnered up with Susana Balbo Wines, Argentina’s first female winemaker, and are bringing you an unforgettable experience of first-hand harvest activities in the heart of Boston. We flew in several tons of fresh grapes from her premier vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina, and invite you to join us as we crushing them while discussing what it takes to make a great wine!

And to top it off you’re invited to attend a tasting of over 20 different wines produced by Susana Balbo and her team under four different brands – Crios, Susana Balbo Signature, Nosotros and BenMarco. The tasting will be accompanied by our Chef’s small bites and regional fare, catered by area’s best Argentine restaurants. 

 

VIP Ticket Includes:
 
- First-hand grape crush with our winemakers
 
- Winery tour
 
- Brioso Blending Seminar
 
- Tasting of 14 Susana Balbo’s wines
 
- Assortment of appetizers and regional fate
 

GA Ticket Includes:

- First-hand grape crush with our winemakers

- Winery tour

- Assortment of appetizers and regional fate

About Susana Balbo:

“The creation of my wines at Susana Balbo Wines is to me the maximum achievement as a winemaker, product of all my efforts and many years of hard work. I could say that the winery is like my third child, a dream come true.” Susana.

AN EXTRAORDINARY PERSONALITY

Born into a traditional family, Susana reneged of her fate since she was young by applying to study nuclear physics in Bariloche. Being this a very unconventional choice for the time, her parents refused to let her leave Mendoza. From that point, Susana decided to follow the family business (viticulture) professionally, thus challenging the contemporary social beliefs, because at that time no women had graduated as winemaker.

AN EXCEPTIONAL CAREER

In 1981 Susana received her degree in enology, and became the first woman in Argentina to do so. Her career started in Cafayate, Salta province at Michel Torino winery where she was in charge of developing and stylizing the Torrontes varietal. Afterwards she worked at many well-regarded wineries such as Martins and Catena Zapata.

In 2012, she was recognized as one of the "Most influental women wine-makers" by The Drink Business magazine. Later, in 2015, she was awarded by the same magazine as "Woman of the year". Recently in 2018, the magazine recognized her again by including her in the list of "The 10 most influental women in the wine world".

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Throughout her career as a winemaker, Susana had the opportunity of working internationally. She was the first Argentinean woman hired as a consultant to wineries worldwide: Spain, Chile, Italy, Brazil, Australia, and California. This experience allowed her to always be ahead of market trends and wine styles.

HIGHLIGHT OF A LIFETIME: SBW SUCCESS

Susana’s life reached its peak in 1999 with the birth of Susana Balbo Wines. She was able to achieve her lifelong dream: to have her own winery and to create her own wines. 

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