If you've ever wanted to learn more about the amazing wines and tremendous values available from South America's leading wine producer, this is your class!
Presenter Bio – Born in Argentina to French parents, Patricio Gouguenheim's love for wine started at the age of 7 when he was given a little bit of wine (mixed with sparkling water!) with every meal. No doubt this was a catalyst for him entering the world of wine later on in life. During the years 1999 to 2002, Patricio's job (mergers and acquisitions) took him to Mendoza, now the epicentre of Argentina's wine industry. It was at that time when he envisioned that it was the right time for Argentine wines to gain international reputation in the world markets.
It was during the year 2002, when Argentina went into a big economic crash and GDP collapsed that he decided to enter the wine market (as everyone else was leaving...). He found a very old winery located in the Uco Valley, with a lot of small tanks ideal for the production of high quality wines, and that was the start of his venture in this wonderful, crazy business! He hung up his suit and tie, and started working in the great outdoors.
Since its beginning the winery has become one of the best performing/top quality wineries in Argentina, with its wines currently sold in 15 countries.
Wines to be Presented –
- Gouguenheim Sparkling Malbec
- Gouguenheim Torrontes
- Gouguenheim Merlot
- Gouguenheim Malbec
- Gouguenheim Reserve Malbec
Cheese and charcuterie will also be provided.
About the Winery - Seventy kilometers from the city of Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, lays one of the best kept secrets in the Uco Valley, called GOUGUENHEIM WINERY. Several geographical and climate elements define our unique terroir. Our vineyards are cultivated at an altitude of more than 3.600 feet (one of the highest estates in Mendoza). In a region that has a desert climate, we use melt water from the Andes Mountains carried by irrigation channels, through the alluvial soils. And we have a vast temperature difference between day and night (16 º C).
All these elements that are found in our estates, that allow the fruit ripening and concentration, come together, with the expertise and knowledge of our people to define our wines, and consistently produce top quality wines year after year. Gouguenheim wines develop great colors, aromas and flavours, with round tannins.
Must be 21+ to attend. This class size is limited to 30 attendees.
Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis.