Eight years ago I went to Argentina for the first time. I was lucky enough to head to San Rafael, Argentina and see a project that was in the works. It was an old vineyard , called Algodon (http://www.algodonwineestates.com/) that had been producing amazing wines with views of the Andes mountains and vines as old as 1946. By the way, the Andes are 100 miles away and can be seen with the naked eye from the vineyard. The place was magical.
I was given the opportunity to invest in the project and paid it no mind.
When I returned to NYC, I told my wife about the project; a 2000 acre vineyard that would produce some of the best Malbec’s, Olive oils and at some point, they would start to build homes right on the vineyard.
It took Carolyn Zweben about 12 seconds to make the decision for us to invest.
Over the last 8 years, we have produced 5 vintages of our Zweben Family Malbec Riserva and this year, after 14 months of aging, it is the best.
We fill one barrel, whenever we have the opportunity and the barrel yields 288 bottles.
It really yields 290 bottles, but the US Department of Agriculture always takes 2 bottles for testing, when it arrives to the states….HMMMMM.
We are also big supporters of an organization in NYC called http://www.dayoneny.org/, and have decided to sell 6 bottle cases, with all proceeds going to Day One.
Please take a look at what Day One does, below and pull out your check books for a great cause.
Paul and Carolyn Zweben and of course, Olivia too~