F&W's #FOODWINEWOMEN series spotlights top women in food and drink in collaboration with Toklas Society. On Wednesdays in January, visionaries reveal the sacrifices they’ve made for their success. Use the hashtag on Twitter (@foodandwine) to name the women who inspire you.
Who: Susana Balbo
What: Argentina’s First Female Winemaker, aka the "Queen of Torrontes"
Where: Dominio del Plata
Sometimes, life gives us great challenges. We never know if we are ready to face them; the only thing we have is the conviction or strength at least to try. My philosophy has always been: "Never give up—if you fail, you'll gain experience; if you succeed, it’s the beginning of a virtuous circle."