The progeny of the Zuccardi wines see the marrying of science and winemaking in special way. The founder Alberto ‘Titio’ Zuccardi arrived in Mendoza from the Tucuman province as an engineer. He was brought in to work on an irrigation system, a method which helps support this otherwise dry region. In 1963, to realise the potential of his irrigation system, he planted a vineyard in Maipu. Thus the Zuccardi family had arrived on the stage of winemaking. In 1968 they built their first winery. The line continues, the baton being passed first to his son Jose and in 1976 to his son Sebastian, who joined the family business in 2002 and is now the winemaker.
The Zuccardi winery is sited in the Valle de Uco, where stands their winery which they built in new in 2013 in Paraje Altamira. Sebastian more than carries the torch, rather runs with it at high speed, collecting numerous accolades; Decanter highlighting him as ‘South Americas most exciting winemaker’ and Zuccardi Valle de Uco ‘The World’s Best Vineyard.’ The Valle de Uco vineyard is located at the foot of the Andes. Zuccardi have several other vineyards which they use to cultivate balance and harmony in their orchestra of wines. Up to 35% of these are certified organic, the others sustainably managed.