Ana Balbo, Dominio del Plata

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By Grape Collective

Susana Balbo has played an important part in establishing Malbec as the international commercial hit. She is one of Argentina's great entrepreneurial stories. In 1981 she became the first woman in Argentina to receive a degree in enology. Before launching her own company she worked in Cafayate, Salta province at Michel Torino winery where she helped to put the Torrontés varietal on the map. Afterwards she worked at many well-regarded wineries including Catena Zapata and consulted internationally in Spain, Chile, Italy, Brazil, Australia, and California.

After a first failed attempt to start the Lovaglio Balbo Winery in 1990 (which closed in 1994), she bounced back in 1999 when she launched... (Read More)

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