We will soon discover, there is definitely fabulous food here in Aruba, and they even have a winemaker on the island, sought after by international media, knocking on the barrel cellar door, anxious to discover and sample the wines made here in such an arid climate. How does he do it? Vincente Kock of Vino Vince, located in Santa Cruz, Aruba.

Vincente explains how he became the Wine Wizard during our interview.

Requiring almost supernatural powers, Vincente manages to grow not only the “Mediterranean grapes”, likely Syrah, after we tasted one of his bottles, but also Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Quite a feat in this incredibly arid climate, 12 degrees north of the equator. Our winemaker,international celebrity now in his seventy fourth year is living his passion. Next project, to finish constructing a reservoir on his property to satisfy the thirst of his many vines.

Watch the entire episode of The Wine Ladies TV and our adventures in Aruba here.