The Vines of Mendoza with Michael Evans
This show was published 19 October 2018
Michael explains how he started The Vines of Mendoza with business partner Pablo Gimenez after being inspired by a visit to Mendoza in 2004. The idea was to sell private vineyards to wine enthusiasts who would be able to group together as a community of owners to grow their own grapes and make wine. Michael bought the land in 2006 and the first vines were planted in 2007 followed by a winery opening in 2010. There is now a hotel resort and spa for owners to stay in when visiting to harvest and to make their wines, alongside the winemaking team consisting of 3 winemakers, a consultant and a wine director. They make around 300 different wines with their owners.
Typically owners sell grapes to local wineries and then make a barrel or two of wine (300 or 600 bottles) to keep for themselves.
Investments start at US$100,000 dollars but are typically between US$200,000 - $250,000.
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The music used for the UK Wine Show is Griffes de Jingle 1 by Marcel de la Jartèle and Silence by Etoile Noire.