March 13, 2018 |
Susana Balbo was recently recognized as one of the 10 Most Influential Women in Wine by The Drinks Business. She is the only woman selected from Argentina, and this is the second time she has been included on the list of pioneering women who are pushing the limits in the wine industry across the globe. She first appeared on the list in 2012, and in 2015 Drinks Business also named her “Woman of the Year”.
The article highlights her successful career as the first female winemaker in Argentina and her innovative style of elaborating Torrontes, which has earned her the nickname “Queen of Torrontes”, a tribute to the native Argentine grape that Susana has helped grow into the most important white varietal in the country.
An excerpt from the article is included below:
Known by many as the “Evita of wine”, Susana Balbo is the most famous female winemaker in Argentina. After 20 years of producing wine for other people as a consultant, in 1999 Balbo founded Dominio del Plata in Luján de Cuyo. Her vines are planted with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Torrontés, from which she makes a beguiling barrel-fermented expression.
Selling the wines under her own name, Balbo also has a line of fruit forward second wines, Crios de Susana, which are designed to be drunk young. She lives in Mendoza with her family.
She has held the post of President of Wines of Argentina three times.
The full article can be found at https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/03/the-worlds-most-influential-women-in-wine/6/.