Andino Wine Traveler

Andino Wine Traveler was founded by Mario Verna, an American-Argentine who grew up in Mendoza and has maintained strong roots in the wine making region.  Mario earned his Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certification from the Napa Valley Wine Academy.



Mario is an active entrepreneur and former investment banking executive who is now devoting himself fully to discovering exceptional wines to import to the United States.

Mario’s Argentine parents emigrated to the United States when he was an adolescent.   Fondly remembering his grandfather in Mendoza who loved all types of wines, as long as they were from Argentina, and who offered his young grandchildren small amounts of wine with seltzer which began Mario’s appreciation of the art and beauty of the Argentine wine culture.