Tag: Music

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!

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.”