Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Monday, January 6 2020

Familia Zuccardi

By: Anthony Gismondi
Mendoza, Argentina

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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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For 30 years he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. His twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to 10 million readers. Anthony co-hosts the 20-year-strong BC Food & Wine Radio Show, which is broadcast in seven markets in B.C. and available online everywhere on iHeartRadio.ca. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.