Meet the Wine Maker, Susana Balbo

If Susana Balbo appeared in one of the Mr Men series she would have to be called Little Miss Malbec! Her wine-making career started in 1981 when, after graduating from Don Bosco University, she became the first female Argentinian winemaker. She made her first wine in 1983 and thankfully has never stopped. In 1999 she began work on Dominio del Plata winery in Luján de Cuyo and released her first vintage in 2002.

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Today Susana is renowned throughout the world as an exceptional talent, not only in pure wine-making terms but as a global ambassador for Argentina. In 2014 she was elected to serve a third term as President of Wines of Argentina and in May 2015 she was named Woman of the Year by trade magazine The Drinks Business.

Always at the vanguard of change and innovation, Susana is increasingly known for single vineyard wines that speak volumes of their origin. She has been part of the driving force behind the evolution of Argentine wine towards an emphasis on freshness, elegance and drinkability, as opposed to the heavy 'fruit-bomb' wines of old. As a wine-maker Susana demonstrates intimate knowledge of, and respect for, the land and the grapes in all her wines and the quality you will see ih her Zohar Malbec is no exection.

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