Come to visit.... From this Friday 28th April until Monday 1st May I will present the American Wines Factory with wonderful wines made by women winemakers at Arvinis the biggest wine salon in Switzerland.
Julianne Laks - Winery Cakebread Cellars
Eileen Crane - Domaine Carneros
Molly Hill - Sequoia Grove Winery
Sherrie Holzer - CASTORO Cellars
Michelle Lafond - Santa Barbara Winery
Source: wines websites and www,americanwines,ch
On this occasion we traveled through a sip to Spain, to the region of La Rioja to find Mrs. Lopez Heredia. She owns a total area of 170 hectares, with an average annual production of about 800,000 kilos of grapes. The exceptional harvests result in high quality wine and grating reserves. They still have bottles in their family winery from the year 1883. The founder was the great-grandfather of Mrs. Lopez Heredia, who started everything. They also own a coopery. They continue maintaining their cooperage to create hand-craft barrels which makes their wine even more authentic.
In 10 years they will celebrate the 150 years of the wineries. At this moment Mrs. Lopez Heredia is working on how to direct and leave the winery to the next generation. She would like this fifth generation to fulfill all the wishes that her great grandfather had planned but not yet materialized. She speaks of her grandfather with great admiration and how he was a great visionary, a trait she has naturally inherited. She invites you to become acquainted with the Rioja and enjoy its exquisite wines.
Viña Tondonia Tinto Reserva 2004
Tempranillo (75%), Garnacho (15%), Graciano y Mazuelo (10%),
I would like to thank Mrs. María José López Heredia for her kindness and time for this publication.
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Wine has given me a second chance and it has become part of me. I returned home after several events with women in the world of wine, and I had to write the reason for which I dedicate this blog and to which I dedicate my effort to believe and support all women winemakers but in general I want to express my recognition to all women. And I want to make it very clear that it is not being against the male world on the contrary is to walk hand by hand with them, it is not a search for equality since we will be always different, is not arrogance because no one has decided their gender before being born. Simply that throughout our history we have been overlooked in many important decisions and have not valued us as a strong and safe workforce. In the present we still live certain disadvantages that our gender grants us, disadvantages that we have done advantages. The search for our dreams and the need to grow and be valued is becoming stronger and more evident, that is why we are living a feminine revolution. Wine has allowed me to meet and find my goal to value and applaud the work of women who have believed in their dreams and who transmit it with the pleasure of sharing a bottle of wine. In my quest to give value to the feminine side in the world of wine, I have found that many women are grateful to the father, son, grandfather, brother, friend, husband who has believed in them and gives them motivation to continue that is a clear proof that we are a force and we have a great potential to create and develope without judging the gender differences. We are a team in this world. As a woman, I simply want to leave a message of support, appreciation and affection to all the women who get up every day to work to realize their dream. And I want to thank the infinite love that my grandparents granted me, the strength that my mother thaught me, the tenderness of my brother, the love of my husband, the immense happiness of my son, the great company of all my loved ones and thank you to all women winemakers for giving another meaning to my life.