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1

Which winery pioneered quality grape growing in Argentina, and when? What specific practice did it introduce?

Trapiche, run by Tiburcio Benegas in 1885.
Introduced planting varieties in separate block rather than as field blends.

2

Name four major wineries owned by Argentinian families

Catena
Luigi Bosca
Zuccardi
Peñaflor

3

What is Paul Hobbs's Argentina project?

Viña Cobos (Lujan de Cuyo)

4

Who collaborates on Altos Las Hormigas?

Alberto Antonini and Pedro Parra

5

Who was the first to plant vineyards in Mendoza, and when?

Catena, 1902

6

Who is the most widely exported producer in Cafayate? What prominent french winemaker consults on a project there (and what is it called)?

Susana Balbo (the Crios wines).
Michel Rolland; Etchart (Pernod Ricard)

7

Three other key producers of Salta

Colomé
El Porvenir
San Pedro de Yacochuya
Michel Torino (Peñaflor)
Domingo Molina

8

Name two producers in Catamarca

Don Diego
Tizac - Cabernet de los Andes (Luigi Bosca)

9

Name two producers in La Rioja

Cooperative La Riojana (500 growers)
Valle de la Puerta
San Huberto

10

Three producers in San Juan

Bodegas Callia, Finca las Moras, Graffigna

11

Luján de Cuyo: Major Producers

Achaval Ferrer, Catena Zapata, Chakana, Bressia, Domino del Plata, Belasco de Banquedano, , Enrique Foster, Bodega Norton, Bodega Vistalba, Bodegas Weinert, Cheval des Andes, Terrazas de los Andes

12

Maipú: Major Producers

Zuccardi, Trapiche (Peñaflor), Lopez (largest winery in Argentina)

13

Uco: Major Producers

Clos de la Siete, O. Fournier Argentina, Saltentein, DiamAndes, Mumm Argentina, Masi Tupungato

14

What is Patagonia's most famous winery? Who is behind it? What are the wines?

Bodegas Chacra, spearheaded by Tenuta San Guido
Treinta y Dos
Cincuenta y Cinco
Barda
Mainque (Merlot)

15

Neuquen: Major Producers

NQN, Fin del Mundo, Familia Schroeder

16

Who owns DiamAndes?

Malartic Lagraviere

17

Who owns Bodega Piedra Negra?

François Lurton

18

Who owns Etchart?

Pernod Ricard

19

Where is Chandon Argentina?

In Lujan de Cuyo; grapes come from Uco

20

Who created Clos de la Siete, and what is it?

Michel Rolland
A single property made up of seven previously individual wineries in the Uco (Tunuyan)

21

Who owns Colomé? Outside of Mendoza, where do they farm vines?

Hess Group
Salta

22

Who is the owner and winemaker at Dominio del Plata?

Susana Balbo

23

Who owns Graffigna?

Pernod Ricard

24

Name three wineries owned by Grupo Peñaflor

Las Moras (San Juan)
Michel Torino/El Esteco (Cafayate)
Trapiche (Mendoza)
Andean Viñas (Lujan de Cuyo)
Santa Ana (Mendoza)
Mumm Argentina (Uco)

25

La Posta is an extension of what estate?

Catena Zapata

26

Who owns Terrazas de los Andes?

LVMH

27

Who produces Altura Maxima?

Colomé
3100M in Uco

28

Who produces Estiba Reservada?

Catena Zapata
Cab Sauv, Merlot, Malbec, from Agrelo
First vintage 2001, current vintage 2009

29

What are the wines of Achaval Ferrer?

Cab Sauv and Malbec
Single Vineyards: Finca Mirador, Finca Bella Vista, Finca Altamira
Prestige Blend: Quimera (chosen vine by vine before harvest)

30

What are the wines of Vina Cobos?

Cobos Malbec
Cobos Volturno (Cab Sauv base)
Bramare (appellation wines)
Bramare Single Vineyards: Zingaretti, Rebon, Touza, Marchiori
Cocodrilo (Cab Sauv + Malbec)
Felino (varietal wines)

31

What is the blend for Nicolas Catena Zapata

Cab Sauv + Malbec

32

Which three wineries account for 85% of domestic consumption in Chile?

Concha y Toro
Santa Rita
San Pedro
Overall, the Chilean wine industry is top-heavy, and the largest producers create and control market perceptions of Chile worldwide.

33

Who owns Los Vascos?

Domaine Barons de Rothschild-Lafite (1988)

34

Who created Viña Aquitania?

Bruno Prats (Cos d'Estournel) and Paul Pontarlier (Margaux)

35

Seña is a collaboration between whom?

Eduardo Chadwick (Errazuriz) and Robert Mondavi, 1995.
Owned wholly by Chadwick since 2005.

36

Who collaborates on Aristos?

Louis-Michel Liger-Belair and Pedro Parra

37

Which Chablisienne producer has a Chilean outpost?

William Fèvre - William Fèvre Chile

38

Name two high end Carmenere bottlings

Errázuriz "Kai" (Aconcagua)
Concha y Toro "Carmín de Peumo" (Rapel)

39

What is Chile's largest producer? What is their flagship wine?

Concha y Toro
Don Melchor (Cab Sauv, Puente Alto, Maipo)

40

What is Almaviva?

A joint project between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Concha y Toro (think Opus One in Chile). Cabernet Sauvignon base, Puente Alto, Maipo.

41

Name three brands owned by Concha y Toro

Serie Riberas
Terrunyo
Gravas del Maipo
Casillero del Diablo
Trio
Marquest de Casa Concha
Amelia
Don Melchor
Carmin de Peumo

42

Name two wines from Malleco

Clos des Fous Latuffa Pinot Noir
Viña Aquitania Sol de Sol (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)

43

What wine currently comes out of Austral?

Casa Silva, the Lake Ranco wines (SB, Chard, PN)

44

Where is the world's southernmost vineyard?

The commune of Chile Chico, on the edge of the glacier lake General Carrera. Farmed by Undurraga. Yet to be produced commercially.

45

Name five wines originating in the Alto Maipo

Don Melchor (Concha y Toro)
Almaviva
Viñedo Chadwick (Errazuriz)
Antiyal (Alvaro Espinosa, Carmenere, Cab Sauv, Syrah)
Casa Real (Santa Rita)

46

What is significant about the soils of Puente Alto? What significant wines originate in this area?

Particularly gravelly, caused early international exposure.
Don Melchor, Viñedo Chadwick, Almaviva

47

Name five major producers in Colchagua

Cono Sur, Viu Manent, Casa Silva
Lapostolle, Los Vascos, Hacienda Araucano
Montes, Neyen, Koyle

48

Which two high end Carmenere bottlings appellate as DO Peumo? Why is this notable?

Herencia (Santa Carolina)
Carmín de Peumo (Concha y Toro)

Areas are rarely used for labeling, as zones generally have broader recognition.

49

Apalta: Top Wines

Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle, 66% Carmenere, 19% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, dry-farmed vineyard, planted 1920.
Alpha M, Montes, Cab Sauv dominant BDX blend.

50

Important producers in Curicó

San Pedro (mostly bulk wine)
Miguel Torres Chile (specifically the Manso de Velasco plot, 100yo Cabernet Sauvignon)
Viña Escheverría

Currently, Curicó is largely given to bulk plantings.

51

What is VIGNO, and what requirements surround it?

VIGNO is the brand trademarked by the Vignadores de Carignan in western Maule.
Restricted to a delimited area
Dry-farmed
Minimum 30 years vine age (may be grafted)
Aged 2 years before release
Minimum 65% Carignan

52

Name three VIGNO producers

Bravado Wines
De Martino
Garage Wine Company
Lomas de Cauquenes
Meli
Miguel Torres
Morande
Odfjell
Valdivieso
Viña Roja