ABOUT
US

Since 1910

Pizzorno family fourth generation continues a family legacy of love and respect for nature that began over a century ago, without having lost a single element of this winemaking tradition. However, Carlos Pizzorno has incorporated modern techniques in vine cultivation and winemaking in an effort to maintain oenological excellence.

The wines produced today by Pizzorno Family Estates represent a rich and prosperous land. Carlos Pizzorno is the leader of a family that has been able to evolve because he has believed in this land and has worked tirelessly for his great passion for wine.

Vineyards

The 21 hectares of vineyards that surround the winery are inserted in soft slopes with permeable soils, of granulometry loamy, limestone, with little depth. The strains grown are: Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Arinarnoa, Marselan, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Hamburg Muscat.

In our vineyard, we respect the ecosystem and contribute to the environment conservation. We do not fertilize the soil and we rationalize water. Before the harvest (grape picking) an intensive work of green pruning, grinding and thinning of the bunches are done to obtain the best grapes, which is reflected in the quality of the wines, all elaborated with our own grapes. The harvest is carried out manually, according to sensory parameters determined by our oenologists, and the laboratory analyses performed are done in the winery itself: control of total acidity, pH, sugar, nitrogen, total and extractable anthocyanins, seed maturation, and total polyphenols.

Winery

Team

Carlos Pizzorno

Enologist and the current winery director. With a wide vision and convinced of the path he was walking, in 1988 he promoted the production of fine wines and made technological acquisitions that soon led to the first exports, and later to the construction of an underground cellar (cava) and tasting room.

Ana Laura Rodriguez

Carlos’ wife, is a fundamental pillar of the company. She has promoted the commercial area and has conquered the first international market where the winery was present. Gastroenterologist by profession, she stepped away from the medical practice for several years to contribute to the development of this family project, to which she now returns full time. However, she continues to research in the medical field the beneficial effects of wine on human health.

Francisco Pizzorno

Carlos’ son, currently responsible for all the commercial areas of the company, divides his time among trips abroad, representing the winery in international fairs and leading Tourism and Communication areas. As the fourth generation of the family, he is grateful for the inherited legacy and, just as he received this opportunity from his father, he aspires to perpetuate the family project for many more generations

Marcelo Laitano

The winery main Enologist, has been working at the establishment for over 18 years, where has arrived as a student for his first internships. His great talent for the elaboration of high quality wines has led him to enhance his skills abroad, to later apply new production techniques in the winery. He has promoted the carbonic maceration process and the production of natural sparkling wines.

Nestor Merino

Holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of the Republic and SupAgro Montpellier (France), and an Engineer in Oenology in Switzerland, he is an expert in viticulture and responsible for all our vineyards. He joined the team in 2012 and since then has applied major innovations in the vineyard which have resulted in appreciable enhancements in our raw material and, consequently, in our wines.

Duncan Killiner

Consulting Enologist, B.Sc. Oenology degree in 1994 in New Zealand, plays a key role in the Enologists team. He visits the winery several times during the year, mainly in important moments, such as the grape harvest. He currently lives in Mendoza – Argentina, where, besides advising other wineries, he also performs his own project. He has great responsibility in the elaboration of our successful Sauvignon Blanc.

Perla Piccardo

Graduated in Business Administration, performs administrative functions in the company and, as the rest of the team, has worked with the family for more than a decade. In addition, she has become a reference for our customers and suppliers.

Braulio

Braulio is our mascot. He appeared in our winery in November 2019, he has became our Chef’s and all the tourism team’s friend , who have started to feed him. Thus, little by little has been conquering our affection and each one who visits us, takes a picture with him.

Carlos Pizzorno
Enologist Director

Philosophy

Our mission is to produce grapes of excellent quality, to later obtain fine wines in limited lots, the result of a self-elaboration style that combines art and technology.

The Pizzorno family’s passion and dedication to the land and wine, their concern with the details, their commitment to their work team and to family’s future generations, make the quality of their wines a trademark that surpasses itself year after year.