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SoloContigo Winery Grand Opening

SoloContigo Winery officially opened it’s doors on October 29, 2016. Owners, Terry and Noel Neelands, welcomed each of the 300 guests that arrived from across Argentina, Canada, and the United States, to celebrate a vibrant evening dedicated to wine, art, and music.

The spectacular Uco Valley setting, along with the contemporary architecture of the winery, designed by the renowned architects at Bormida & Yanzon, provided guests with the ideal indoor and outdoor backdrop to enjoy SoloContigo wine paired with the delicacies created by chef Natalia Cruz. The winery walls and art gallery featured the colorful and witty artwork of Silvina Benguria, one of Buenos Aires’ most appreciated modern artists. The outdoor lounge-like space invited guests to either relax and enjoy a night under the starry Uco Valley sky or hit the dance floor and enjoy the retro dance beats from Spaghetti Western and DJ Manuel Dabul.

The evening gave guests a preview of what SoloContigo hopes to bring to world of wine. Check it out for yourself!

SoloContigo Winery – Sneak Peak!

SoloContigo’s construction project team put their final touches on the new winery in the Uco Valley, Argentina, this month. A sneak peak at the final design and experiential flow amplifies the anticipation of the winery opening in May 2016.

The winery showcases the architecture and design expertise of the local group, Bormida and Yanzon Architects, known for their ability to design contemporary buildings that tie into the natural landscape. Owners, Noel and Terry Neelands worked closely with the team throughout the project’s lifecycle to incorporate their passion for wine, art and design into the final product.

The contrast between the rugged Andean landscape, visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows that surround the tourism area, and the bright-colored, yet warm and inviting furniture of the tasting room, invites the senses to indulge. The provocative artwork from the gallery combined with the retro, blues, or jazz music playing over the surround sound system also sets the stage for what is sure to be a wine tasting experience unlike any other.

SoloContigo seeks to invite visitors to stay a while and experience the remote surroundings. Guests may also choose to taste wine in one of the outdoor cabanas or patio spaces. The uninterrupted views of the Andes mountains, landscaped gardens, and malbec vineyards surrounding the property inspire tranquility and relaxation. For a more elegant tasting, take a trip downstairs to the romantically-lit, underground cave that not only houses the barreled wine, but also the glass enclosed tasting area, complete with a long hand crafted wood tasting table and ornate, low-hanging chandelier.

Stay tuned for opening news and harvest 2016!

SoloContigo Supports Art Basel, Miami

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The SoloContigo wine team had a fantastic week during Art Basel 2014. Our sponsorship of the SoHo Beach House Art Basel tent was a great success with SoloContigo Torrontes being one of only two white wines available by the glass for celebrities and their guests throughout the week. The final evening at the Soho Beach tent featured Win Butler from Arcade Fire spinning electronic music in collaboration with live bongo players.

We also sponsored an Art + Vision with Cirle at the historic Moore Building in the Design District, which was attended by 85 VIP Art Basel visitors. Guests sipped exclusively on SoloContigo Premium Malbec and Torrontes.

Our owners showed support to our clients during their visit to Miami by dining at each of the following restaurants and hotels, all of which carry SoloContigo wine: Porfirio’s, MC Kitchen, La Gloutonnerie, The Dutch at the W Hotel, Soho Beach House, Cecconi’s, La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Oak Tavern, Meat Market, 27 Restaurant and Bar, EDITION Hotel, and The Thompson Hotel.

We look forward to growing from our experience at Art Basel to continue supporting the efforts of the artists and galleries that contribute to the diverse and ever-changing international art community!

Cheers!

Celebs Sample SoloContigo at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

SoloContigo Wines joined A-listers, alt musicians, assorted celebrities and pals at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California in mid-April. SoloContigo helped welcome assorted guests to the Soho Desert House at a select site in La Quinta about 10 minutes from the show stages.

The chic refuge from the desert heat took up temporary residence at an estate chosen for its convenience and privacy, transformed to reflect the design of existing Soho Clubs.

Solo Contigo joined Bacardi and Peroni as the exclusive beverages served on the menu of wines, spirits and beers. Three bars at the Soho Desert House offered tastings of SoloContigo Sauvignon Blanc 2011 and Premium Malbec 2011.

“The brand recognition was off the charts, with all the people who saw and tried the wines,” said Chris Ladas, national sales and marketing director for SoloContigo, who was on hand to help present the wines. “This was the coolest oasis in the desert.”

SoloContigo Adds Art to Winery Experience

SoloContigo Adds Art To Winery Experience

Plans for a ground breaking winery that features a premium art gallery and subterranean barrel room have been approved for construction by SoloContigo Wines of Mendoza. Work on the new winery is now underway, with February 2015 forecast as the completion date.

Award-winning architectural firm Bormida and Yanzon of Mendoza was contracted to design the new winery. It is responsible for setting new standards in the creation of distinctive, modern wineries in this renowned wine region of Argentina.

Blueprints for the SoloContigo winery include a tasting room with spectacular floor-to-ceiling views of the vineyards and the nearby Andes mountains. The gallery is a unique inclusion that will showcase works by international artists. Argentine artists will also be featured, and the mediums represented will encompass sculpture, paint, photography and more.

“We believe this will be a distinctive addition to the Mendoza winery community, combining the art experience with the art of winemaking,” said Noel Neelands, president of SoloContigo Wines.

The SoloContigo winery will be built within a winery village in Mendoza. Mendoza has been recognized as one of the world’s top destinations for winery tourism, with an increasingly popular tour route that draws wine enthusiasts from around the globe.

SoloContigo Wines is ideally positioned to welcome these visitors. They will have the opportunity to sample wines from the entire portfolio of SoloContigo vintages. These include a 2010 Reserva and 2010 Coleccion; plus a 2011Premium Malbec, 2011 Torrontes and 2011 Sauvignon Blanc.

Arriving in the marketplace soon will be a 2011 Reserva and 2011 Coleccion; plus a 2012 Premium Malbec, 2012 Torrontes, 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay and 2012 Sauvignon Blanc.

SoloContigo is a boutique winery in the Uco Valley south of Mendoza, producing exclusive lines ofpremium and super premium wines.