Women Winemakers: Dos Minas’ Lucia Romero and Heather Willens

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Dos Minas is Argentinian slang for “two chicks” and came about as a partnership between two friends. Lucia Romero and Heather Willens, the “dos minas” in question, are both finely entrenched in the wine world. Romero runs Bodega El Porvenir de los Andes in Argentina while Willens is a Californian who started working in Argentina’s many small vineyards.

Besides wine, one thing these two share is a passion for the Cafayete region. According to the Dos Minas site, it’s “a small and isolated valley where the desert climate, sandy soils, and a high altitude (6,000 ft) promote the production of high quality grapes and exceptional wines.” Their wines showcase the region using 15 year old vines for their Malbec and 65 year old vines for their Torrontés. Only 1,000 cases of the Torrontés and 1,500 cases of the Malbec are produced each vintage.

Learn what makes them such champions of the Cafayete region and pick up their wine today!

Dos Minas Malbec ($16) A mysterious Argentine lover: Dark ripe plums, roasted meat, a hint of smoke.

Dos Minas Cafayete Torrontés ($13) Floral, minerally, and fresh on the palate.

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