Zuccardi Wine at Gaucho


Gaucho Beirut showcased the acclaimed Argentinean wines of Familia Zuccardi, hosted by Jose Alberto Zuccardi, the charismatic owner who referred to Gaucho as his second home in Beirut following the Argentine Embassy. Jose guided guests through an intimate experience, sharing the history of his winery and the secrets of his wines.

Gaucho presented a series of delectable food and dessert items, ranging from fresh ceviche to creamy Dulce De Leche cheesecake, that were perfectly matched with a selection of Zuccardi’s finest wines. Attendees shared Jose’s passion for the intricacies of wine and experienced first-hand the inspiration and innovation behind one of Argentina’s pioneer winemakers.

No matter how much wine was tasted, guests still found something mystical about the experience. While other beverages may quench one’s thirst, wine tells a story that slowly reveals itself with each sip. The Zuccardi wine tasting experience transported attendees to the land of gauchos, tango, and Malbec for a few blissful hours.

José Zuccardi of Familia Zuccardi Vineyards is in the forefront of the Argentinean wine revolution, producing well-made wines that appeal to the international market in a country that until recently made wine which never left the country. Gaucho Beirut brings the largest Argentine wine list in the region, and Zuccardi is quite a prominent wine in that very impressive list.

The Zuccardi family has been living at the foot of the Andes Mountains, in the vast desert province of Mendoza since the late 19th century. The Zuccardi’s company is now the largest family-owned winery in Argentina and ensures its quality in all markets by selling wines made only from the family’s own grapes which are of exceptional quality and value from the soils of Maipu and Santa Rosa. The company, which is also one of the leading exporters of Argentine wines, is run as a family by a family and is committed to using as much manpower and as little machinery in the vineyards as possible.