Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mansion Lightwell, & Jurado Memorabilia

Here's a great new shot of Algodon Mansion's six-story glass partition in the lightwell that descends to the lobby:

Around the time of Algodon Mansion’s Grand Opening, La Indiana Polo Club will host a post-tournament awards and dinner at the mansion’s restaurant, with cocktails to be served at the rooftop pool bar. This tournament is called the J.M Baillieu Cup and it coincides with the Argentine Open. I expect Algodon Mansion will be having a busy holiday season at this year.

We recently acquired an authentic “International Newsreel” photograph from 1931 of the Prince of Wales and José Jurado, who's family has history with Algodon Wine Estates. The gentleman in the photo were close friends and known golfing compatriots. José Jurado’s grandson originally developed our San Rafael golf course and winery before it became Algodon Wine Estates.  Jurado is hailed as the “Father of Argentine Professional Golf”, and is best known for his losing stroke to Tommy Armour at the 1931 British Open. His famous double bogey was at Carnoustie Golf Club's 17th hole, and is reproduced on Algodon Wine Estates’ course. Jurado appears in the photo on the far right, and the Prince is next to him:

The caption typed on the back of the photo says;
“With a matching beret, the Prince of Wales is shown spending his first day back in England, on the Golf Links at Sunningdale. He played with the Argentine Professionals who are in England to take part in the British Golf Championships.” 
We will most likely be displaying this photo in Algodon Wine Estates' golf clubhouse.

- Scott Mathis