Argentina: women in wine

Other women in the industry

Argentina“There are many families with daughters who want to work, and because family wineries and vineyards are such a big part of the industry it is inevitable that there will be more women working in every aspect of winemaking,” says Laura Catena, herself the daughter of one of Argentina’s most renowned vignerons Nicolas Catena. The final spot on our list of women in wine is dedicated to the many women who are making the industry what it is today.

Among the female winemakers and agronomists to watch are: Lorena Mulet (Cruzat), Carola Tizio (Vicentin), Soledad Vargas (La Anita), Estela Perinetti (LUCA), Silvia Corti (Argento), Romina Carparelli (Margot), Celia Lopez (Navaro Correas), Victoria Pons (Melipal), Pamela Alfonso (Altavista), and Victoria Prandina (Trivento).

Of course, for all the daughters moving into the industry as career-women, the industry would never have developed to such an extent if it weren’t for the dedicated wives and mothers too, many of whom have not only supported their husbands in a gruelling and time-consuming career, but raised a family that respect and admire their wine heritage.

Women also occupy some of the top sommelier and educator positions in Argentina, notably including Marina Beltrame (the first female sommelier in Argentina, and founder of Escuela Argentina de Sommelier) and Paz Levinson (currently “Best Sommelier of the Americas”). Wine is no longer the realm of only men in Argentina. Women are an increasingly integral part in the offices, the sales rooms, the restaurants, the laboratory, the winery, and the field.

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