Catena Zapata is a partner with the 2023 Star Wine List of the Year UK with The Buyer

Catena Zapata in Mendoza/Photo courtesy of Catena Zapata
Felicity Carter
By Felicity Carter
Published 08-February-2023
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Catena Zapata in Argentina is sponsoring the Best By-the-Glass List of the 2023 Star Wine List of the Year UK with The Buyer.

“I’ve been looking for something like Star Wine List,” says Laura Catena, Managing Director of Catena Zapata. “I thought I was going to have to go out and start something like this myself!”

Instead, Catena Zapata has joined forces with Star Wine List, and is sponsoring the Best By-the-Glass list of the 2023 Star Wine List of the Year UK with The Buyer.

Founded in 1902 by Italian immigrant Nicola Catena, Catena Zapata is now recognised as one of the top wineries in not just Argentina, but in South America.

Dr Laura Catena with her father Nicolas Catena Zapata, who is often referred to as “the Robert Mondavi of Argentina”/Photo from Instagram

Located in Mendoza, it has become a leader in research, from understanding the scientific origins of terroir to exploring the effect of altitude on grapes. And, of course, its wines are renowned.

Today it is headed by Dr Laura Catena, a medical doctor who is intensely interested in research and science, but also in being an ambassador for Argentine wine.

“We are proud to be able to work with Catena Zapata,” says Krister Bengtsson, founder and publisher of Star Wine List. “Their commitment to quality, and to advancing the cause of the greater wine community, resonates with what Star Wine List has also set out to do.”

The Star Wine List of the Year award is being done in partnership with UK publication The Buyer.

The UK final will be held on 20 February 2020 at The Winemakers Club in London. It’s the third UK final and ― if previous events are anything to go by ― is guaranteed to go on into the night. The winners of each of the eight international categories will then compete against their global peers at the International Final in Stockholm on 19 June 2023.

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Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata, founded in 1902, is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza.


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