Michael Halstrick has been running Bodega Norton since 1991. He is the son of Gernot Langes-Swarovski, an Austrian businessman who bought Bodega Norton in 1989. His father was the first foreigner who invest in the wine industry in Argentina.
Michael studied at the University of Boston and lived all over the world before discovering his deep love for Argentina. But for the past 24 years, his home has been in Mendoza, right by Norton winery, after his father Gernot Swarovski invested in the winery and Michael became CEO.
Under Michael, a new era begins at the vineyard, with investment and expansion making Bodega Norton one of the first wineries to develop an export market.
He describes Argentina as a ̈fountain of opportunities ̈ and has dedicated himself to ensuring Norton becomes a byword for excellence. In 2003 his hard work was acknowledged when he was named Businessman of the Year in the Vitiviniculture Industry. Father of two daughters, he is happily married to an Argentinian lawyer, his most important attachment to the land of sun and good wine.
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