The Zuccardi winery in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, is a glowing symbol of how far this Argentine wine family has come in three generations. Starting in 1963 with granddad Alberto Zuccardi, who planted the first vineyards in the east of Mendoza in Maipu, the family grew into one of the most important wine producing companies in Argentina under father José Alberto Zuccardi who saw the creation of the popular Santa Julia brand among other labels in the porfolio.
The story now continues with grandson Sebastian Zuccardi who is one of the most forward-thinking winemakers in Argentina and this winery showcases all the developments of the Zuccardi brand which is now focused on premium-end wines from the Uco Valley.
With a striking architecture and handsome vineyards overlooking the Andes mountains, this is a beautiful spot to visit. Inside the winery you will learn a few of the secrets to Zuccardi’s wine style – aging in concrete (as well as some oak), micro-vinification of different lots, and studious experimentation.
The wine porfolio to taste through is never-ending, so take your time and enjoy the wines over lunch in their new restaurant with a top-notch tasting menu.