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Sebastian Zuccardi Nominated as Innovator of the Year in Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards

Posted on September 07, 2018

Each year, the editors of the esteemed Wine Enthusiast Magazine honor the individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements in the wine and beverage world. Sebastian Zuccardi, third generation owner of Zuccardi Valle de Uco winery, is honored to be named as a nominee for the 2018 Wine Star Award for “Innovator of the Year.” For over 20 years, Zuccardi has been a supplier partner of Winesellers, Ltd., a globally – recognized importer and marketer of fine wines based in Niles, IL.

In 2005, Sebastian Zuccardi lead the development of the new stage of the wines of the Zuccardi expansion into the Uco Valley. Since 2008, the winery has an area of Research and Development dedicated to the study of the terroir and the different variables that affect wine production. In March of 2016, he opened the Zuccardi winery Uco Valley, with the premise of producing wines with identity, through the continuous exploration of the different terroirs of the Uco Valley, Mendoza.

“It’s a true honor to be recognized by Wine Enthusiast for this award.” says Zuccardi. “From our perspective, innovation is based on the search for identity and uniqueness through the expression of the place. We are not seeking the perfect wine, but a wine that expresses the history of a place and those who dream it. It’s going back to our origins, with simplicity and work on the vineyards as pillars. In this way, our search is the respect from the winery, with concrete as a great ally."

“The Zuccardi family has been a long-time partner of ours, and the third-generation of winemakers led by Sebastian Zuccardi is pushing the boundaries of winemaking in the Uco Valley,” said Winesellers, Ltd. Vice President Adam Sager. “This recognition for Sebastian and Zuccardi wines is more than deserved, and Winesellers is proud to work with this innovative team.”

Winners for the awards will be announced in the Wine Enthusiast’s special “Best of Year” December issue.


Zuccardi is committed to interpreting and maintaining the unique identity of wines produced with grapes grown in Uco Valley. Zuccardi wines express the essence of the soils, the extreme climate and the terrain where the vineyards are planted. The growth and development of the Zuccardi range was led by Sebastián Zuccardi, who is dedicated to exploration of different terroirs and varieties unique to the Uco Valley. For more information, visit and follow on Instagram @zuccardivalledeuco.


Founded in 1978 by Yale Sager, Winesellers, Ltd. is a second generation, family-owned and globally recognized importer and marketer of fine wines to the U.S. market. The company’s portfolio represents the finest quality of wines in their respective price category and has widespread distribution in all 50 U.S. states. The Winesellers, Ltd. portfolio includes producers and brands from Argentina, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and other countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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