The other week, I was invited to go to a wine dinner at Fogo de Chão in uptown Dallas. Along with some yummy cured meats, cheeses, and hot plates, we tried multiple wines from Familia Zuccardi. Let me tell you! I am not a wine expert by any stretch of the imagination. However, anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine (essential to de-stressing) knows when it’s clear that it was made of pure quality.
Owner, José Zuccardi, was there and made sure to greet every one of us as we entered in. He was so nice and passionate about his business! He explained each wine and which specific area it came from in the Uco Valley. It was quite interesting to learn that some terrain in Argentina is in the perfect climate and altitude for wine and olives.
Familia Zuccardi Wineries which (as you might have guessed from the name) is family owned and operated. José takes great pride in talking about his family and their involvement in the success of the business. Even his 90 something year old mother rolls up her sleeves and helps out! They produce many different kinds of wines (prominently reds) and have two restaurants, an olive factory, art gallery and plenty of other reasons to visit the wineries in the Uco Valley.
The Newest Member of the Family
The star of the show was the 2013 José Zuccardi Malbec which left quite an impression on me. José stated that the new wine was named after him by the creator, his son, Sebastian Zuccardi. This wine was probably my favorite wine! I would describe it as smooth as butter and perfectly paired well with Fogo’s lamb chops!
I would definitely dabble in this company’s wine again and if you see it please give it a try! It’s definitely worth it.
This event was hosted by Fogo de Chao and José Zuccardi, however, all views, opinions, and tastes are my own. 🙂