Zuccardi are one of the most prominent winemaking families in Argentina. Established by Alberto Zuccardi who was an engineer that specialised in irrigation. He planted his first winery, to show how his irrigation system that he’d developed worked, irrigation very important when growing grapes in a dessert. It was the next generation, also Alberto that really put the winemaking part of the family history onto the map. Alberto had two children, Jose and Sebastian, they each now head up different parts of the family wine business. Our interests lie with Sebastian’s work, his drive and focus on expressing the place in which the grapes are grown to the best of his ability. Sebastian is part of a new generation in Argentina that’s driving a focus on individual sites, different terroirs and dividing up the vast lumped together regions, such as the Uco Valley. The site pictured here was bought 10 years ago and established by Sebastian. The focus at this winery is on concrete and minimal oak use, the winery built from material located on the site. Unlike many Argentinean wineries who focus on export, half of Zuccardi’s wine made remains in Argentina, a local favorite.