Susana Balbo recognized "Woman of the year" by The Drinks Business

Susana Balbo, winemaker and founder of Susana Balbo Wines was awarded "Woman of the Year" by the prestigious British magazine The Drinks Business. This prize recognizes her career, leadership, commitment and contribution to the wine industry.

With restless spirit and strong convictions, Susana defied the social conventions by deciding to professionalize in the wine industry and becoming Argentina’s first female enologist in 1981.Her deep love and vocation for this career was what encouraged her to achieve her dream: found a winery where she creates her own wines.

With more than 30 yearsof career, Susana has had the opportunity to work as a consultant for various wineries around the world, she has also been an influential leader for the Argentine wine industry, being chosen by her peersas President of Wines of Argentina three times (2006 - 2010 and recently 2014) due to her work ethic, holistic vision and dedication to success and positioning of Argentine wines in the world.

"This recognition has been for me the culmination of hard work and creativityused to fulfill my passion…make wines. It comes at a very special moment in my life because I'll have my first grandchild, what more can I ask? I want to thank those who have accompanied me and have made this award possible, especially my children and Susana Balbo Wines team” announced Susana.

The DB awards recognize the best professionals in the beverage industry worldwide. In this 12th edition a panel of judges and professionals established four broad categories "Personality Awards, Supply Chain Awards, Business Awards and Marketing Awards" to evaluate the trajectory and achievements of the nominees and companies participating in the contest.

The awards gala was the 19thof May during the "London Wine Fair 2015" in Olympia - London, This event was attended by more than 50 people related to the beverage industry and spirits.