Few wineries in the world have dedicated as much effort to their vineyards and continued research as Argentina’s Zuccardi. Indeed, this is a winery that owns a vineyard named ‘Piedra Infinita’ after the seemingly unlimited number of stones that had to be relocated from it to plant vines.
Hard work has paid off though, with Zuccardi winning the coveted title of ‘World’s Best Vineyard’ no less than three times in a row from 2019-2021.
Innovation was always in the DNA; founder Alberto Zuccardi was an engineer by vocation, and the establishment of the winery was in part prompted by Alberto’s desire to demonstrate his ideas for a new irrigation system.
Alberto’s grandson Sebastian heads things up these days, continuing his family’s spirit of innovation allied to his own passionate dedication to winemaking. Sebastian has presided over a drive towards precision and the ability to express Argentina’s numerous microclimates.
Consequently, the Zuccardi range is an extensive one, with regional bottlings under recognizable names like Mendoza sitting alongside several single vineyard offerings.
An edifice of stone sourced from the Zuccardi estate and topped with a shining metal dome, the winery itself is a technical and architectural marvel, and a monument to the surrounding landscape. The love affair with the rock of the Uco Valley continues inside with a huge array of concrete fermentation eggs.