The big day finally arrived! On Friday 26th April around 50 Virtual Winemakers came along to join us for a night of celebration at the Virtual Winery Launch Party.
Virtual Winemakers were welcomed at Iberica Restaurant, Marylebone, in London with a glass of bubbly (or two), before hearing short presentations from Virgin Wines Marketing Director, Paul Adams, and Victor Fernandez Manzanos, CEO at Finca Manzanos. Paul and Victor talked through the background to the Virtual Winery project, the winery and the making of the wine. Then, it was then the time everyone had been waiting for – time to try “Doncella Roja”, our Virtual Winery wine.
The corks were popped, the wine was poured and several sips later the overwhelming consensus was that the wine was rather nice (phew!). In fact, it went down so well that many a top up was requested. While enjoying some tasty Spanish canapés, Virtual Winemakers then had time to chat with Victor (CEO), David (Chief Technological Officer), Laura (International Manager) and Borja (Winemaker) from the winery who had flown in especially to attend the party. Alongside this, Borja led small breakout groups where he took Virtual Wineamkers though Doncella Roja in detail and compared it to other wines in the Finca Manzanos range.
A few hours on and after much chatter, some delicious nibbles and several bottles of Doncella Roja, it was time to draw the party to a close. All in all it was a fantastic evening and a great way for those involved in the making of this exciting wine to come together and celebrate its success.
Here are a few photos from the evening for you to enjoy.