The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine is pleased to welcome acting legend Antonio Banderas to its 2012 edition. Banderas will introduce his namesake Anta Banderas winery during a sold-out seminar on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Perry, South Beach.
"We are thrilled to welcome our friend Antonio Banderas to the Festival," says Mel Dick, president, wine division, and senior vice President of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. "It is a pleasure to unveil the wines of Anta Banderas at this very special seminar."
The seminar, “Matador! An Introduction to Anta Banderas Winery with Antonio Banderas,” will profile the following wines:
- Anta Banderas Chardonnay 2011
- Anta Bandera A de Anta 2004
- Anta Banderas a4 2009
- Anta Banderas a10 crianza 2008
- Anta Banderas a10 crianza 2009
- Anta Banderas a16 reserva 2007
- Anta Banderas a16 reserva 2008
When the winery first began production in 1999 in Ribera del Duero, just north of Madrid, Spain, it did so under the banner Anta Bodegas. Banderas joined the project in June 2009 and the winery was renamed Anta Banderas.
The winery currently consists of 235 acres of vineyard strategically located in two distinct areas, one near the winery and one at 850 meters above sea level that practices mountain viticulture.
Wines from Anta Banderas will also be poured at the Festival's premier event for aficionados; Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator's Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America, also on Friday, Feb. 24.
While this seminar is sold-out, other seminars and events at the 2012 Festival are available. More information is available online at www.sobefest.com. An on-site box office will also be open at 13th Street and Ocean Drive starting Tuesday, Feb. 21.
All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Florida International University (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.