Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.
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Bodega Catena Zapata Tasting
11:00am - 12:30pm
Address will be provided to ticket holders in early May
Bodega Catena Zapata is one of Argentina's high altitude Malbec pioneers and has been at the forefront of wine culture in Argentina since their vineyards were first planted in 1902. Over the past 40 years, the pioneering vision and tireless work ethic of Nicolás Catena Zapata has been rewarded by the fact that he is the only South American to have received both Decanter’s Man of the Year Award and Wine Spectator’s Distinguished Service Award. The knowledge and winemaking skills and passion were passed on through the generations - blending the old with the new and evolving into a unique combination of old techniques and state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. The Catena story is tale of tradition and of progress, of taking risks, of enjoying a little luck along the way. They create legendary world class wines with the treasured terroir of Mendoza. Join Dr. Laura Catena, fourth generation vintner, biologist, author and physician, who has lead the family winery over the last decade, as she leads you through a tasting of Catena Zapata’s exceptional and highly-acclaimed wines.
Laura Catena, Vintner, Catena Zapata
Laura Catena is a fourth generation Argentine vintner, physician and author. Catena's great grandfather founded the Catena winery in Mendoza in 1902 after emigrating from Italy. Her father, Nicolas Catena Zapata, often referred to as “the Robert Mondavi of Argentina,” helped facilitate the ascent of Argentine wine onto the world stage.
Laura graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1988 and has a Medical Doctor degree from Stanford University. She is currently managing director of Bodega Catena Zapata and her own Luca Winery in Mendoza, Argentina, as well as a practicing Emergency Medicine physician in San Francisco.
In 2010 Laura Catena released her book Vino Argentino, An Insider’s Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina (Chronicle Books), the first book about Argentine wine by a U.S. publisher. Dave McIntyre of The Washington Post writes: "Vino Argentino is a mouthwatering introduction to the wines and culture of Argentina."