She studied enology at university and graduated cum laude in 1981, becoming the first qualified female enologist in Argentina.
With a career in the wine industry of over 30 years, Susana Balbo is certainly the most well-known Argentinian female winemaker.
Three times she was elected to be president of ‘Wines of Argentina’ and the British magazine Drinks Business considered her as one of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in the Wine World’ in 2012 and awarded her ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2015.
That year, she was elected National Congresswoman and in 2017 President Macri selected her as Chair of the W20, a working group dedicated to women’s empowerment.
She is currently the owner and founder of Susana Balbo Wines, her family-run winery, which in 20 years has become one of the most important wineries in Argentina.