In 1963, as a way of demonstrating the effectiveness of his irrigation systems, Don Alberto planted the first vineyards in Maipu. Ten years later, he bought a second vineyard site in the desert area of Santa Rosa, a further half an hour to the East of Mendoza city. Under the supervision of Familia Zuccardi’s experienced winemaker, Rodolfo Montenegro, every aspect of production from vineyard to bottle is recorded and monitored at the modern Maipu winery.
Harvest time at the Zuccardis is absolutely magical. With waves of immaculately turned-out harvest staff, bearing the characteristic parral-harvesting breastplate to lay their grapes in, and sun-protective headgear, it is a memorable scene.