During a visit to Vancouver last year, we met with charismatic winegrower, husband, father and proud Argentine José Alberto Zuccardi.
Over the years, the Zuccardi Winery, first founded in 1963, has morphed onto several fronts involving all of José Alberto’s children. Hence its latest iteration Familia Zuccardi. We asked Zuccardi to give us an overview of his two estates, the futuristic-looking Bodegas Zuccardi Valle de Uco, built in 2012, and Santa Julia near Mendoza, which produces wines under that name. Food and wine is a big part of their program and Zuccardi tells us about his restaurants and, perhaps surprising to some, olive oil production, which is prospering under the care of his second son, who conceived of the project. For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, Zuccardi's description of his country and wineries may have you imagining a warm summer's day in Mendoza over malbec and asado some winter soon. Check out our latest Familia Zuccardi tasting notes: https://gismondionwine.com/wine-search/
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