May 11, 1853: On this day, Nathaniel de Rothschild bought the Château Brane-Mouton vineyard in Bordeaux for the purpose of serving his own wine to visitors at his estates. He therefore changed its name to Château Mouton Rothschild. The Château is one of the world’s most respected red wine vineyards.

May 11, 1984: On this day, Andrés Iniesta was born. He made his name as a professional football player. He is also the owner of Bodega Iniesta in La Mancha. The winery’s narrative began in 2010 with the experimental planting of 10 hectares of vines. The success of this planting prompted the planting of a variety of other vines, and the vineyard’s area grew to 300 hectares today.

May 11, 2012: On this day, Texas Custom Wine Works was incorporated. The company focuses on custom crush winemaking.

May 11, 2021: On this day, Quinta do Crasto was recognized with the Best of Wine Tourism 2021 award for its architecture and landscape by Great Wine Capitals. According to the Great Wine Capitals website, “it has exceptional conditions for the production of wines and olive oil of the highest quality. It has been affirming itself in the tourist scene, by the excellence of the service and by the magnificent landscape and stunning views.”

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