ABOUT US

HISTORY

The fourth generation of the Pizzorno family continues with a family legacy of love and respect for nature born more than a century ago, without having left behind a single trace of our wine tradition. However, Carlos Pizzorno has been adding modern tecniques in grape growing and winemaking, in the search of maintaining oenologic excellence.

Today, the wines made by Pizzorno Family Estates represent a rich and fertile land. Carlos Pizzorno leads a family that knew how to evolve on the basis of believing in its land and went on working restlessly to honor its great passion for wine.

Pizzorno Family Estates

VINEYARD 

The winery is surrounded by 21 hectares of vines growing on gentle slopes of clayish calcareous shallow soils. The varieties grown are Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Arinarnoa, Marselan, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Muscat of Hamburg.

In our vineyards, we respect the ecosystem and contribute to the conservation of the environment. We do not fertilize soil and make a rational use of water.

Before harvesting, we work intensely on green pruning, leave defoliating and thinning of clusters to obtain the best grapes, which is reflected in the quality of the wines, all made with our own grapes.

The harvest is carried out manually according to the sensory parameters assessed by our winemakers and the lab analyses carried out in our premises: total acidity control, pH, sugar, nitrogen, total and extractable anthocyanins, seed maturity and total polyphenols.

WINERY 

Our winery is located in Uruguay, 20 km north of the city of Montevideo, in the region known as Canelón Chico.

We elaborate our wines combining the best technology with the art of traditional winemaking, being our main objective to obtain limited quantities of high quality fine wines.

In the cellar, the wines are carefully sheltered in conditions of controlled temperature and humidity. We use oak barrels from several American and European origins, which grant to our wines a good balance between fruit and oak nuances, preserving intense fruit aromas, and unique body and character.

Bodega

STAFF 

PHILOSOPHY 

Our mission is to produce grapes of excellent quality, in order to obtain fine wines in limited series, as a result of an acquired winemaking style that combines art and technology.

The passion and dedication of the Pizzorno family for land and wine, their caring for details, its commitment to their working staff and the future generations of the family, make the quality of its wines a registered trademark that surpasses year after year.

Carlos Pizzorno
Carlos Pizzorno
CEO/Winemaker