Argentina and Small Production Malbec
The Wines of Argentina from Graffito with Winemaker, Jimena Lopez:
Join the Rochester Chapter of Women For WineSense and WINEMAKER, Jimena Lopez who is visiting from Mendoza, Argentina. She is generously sharing her wines and her knowledge with our chapter.
About the Speaker and the Winery:
These deeply concentrated wines are named after the color of “graphite” and shows beautiful expression and structure. Winemaker Jimena Lopez left her corporate wine job to pursue her dream of making her own wine, and she now handles all aspects of Graffito from vine selection to the final blend with a precise attention to detail. She believes so deeply in her wine quality that she puts her fingerprint stamp of approval right on the label.
Jimena made her own winemaking dream a reality when she came across an old-vine Malbec vineyard planted in 1908 in Alto Agrelo farmed by Don Pepe and his family. The balance and structure coming from these old vines are the pillars of Graffito. Jimena also sources grapes from family-owned vineyards in Los Arboles and Vistaflores in the Uco Valley to round out her wines with the perfect blend of fruit flavors, floral notes, and spices.
IMPORTANT NOTE - There will be a valet for parking but PLEASE come early, PLEASE car pool w your friends. You may recall we had quite a back up at the last event we did at Max.
Help us keep you safe! Women For WineSense follows New York State guidelines to ensure you have an enjoyable time at the event while staying safe...
To minimize exposure, we request you arrive no more than 15 minutes before the start of the event. Upon your arrival at Max, please have your face covering on, check-in and proceed to your table.
Max follows all New York State and CDC guidelines. They will be pre-pouring the wines for us, as well as limiting the presentation of plates table side. To ensure the safe social distancing protocol, we will only be seating four people to a table and limiting the event capacity.
If you wish to attend, but are apprehensive about it, we have decided to take reservations in groups of two or four, to make you more comfortable. Please be advised, a reservation for anything less than four will result in you being seated with other members.
The COVID reservation process is as follows: Every person in your group must register for the event first. After that has occurred, please email our Hospitality Director Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org with all of the names in your group. You will receive a confirmation email with your table number prior to arriving for the event.
Please Note: If you are a non-member registering for this event and paying with a credit card, you will be charged a small service fee for this transaction. This fee will appear as a separate line item on your credit card statement.