Mendoza, Argentina (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
Argentina’s Zuccardi family has just introduced Santa Julia [+], a new line of wines that underscore the winery’s respect for sustainability and the environment at their Mendoza vineyards. This new line of varietal wines from Argentina sells for around $9-10 retail in the U.S. and uses the [+] symbol to represent the added value of estate-grown grapes and the winery’s commitment to sustainability. Santa Julia has also introduced new packaging for its Organica and Reserva lines of wines from Argentina.
The Santa Julia [+] range is symbolic of the winery’s care and respect for the natural Mendoza environment, the winery’s home since the company was founded in 1963. The new Santa Julia [+] wines include Torrontes, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, all presented in a striking new package that conveys the ‘Sustainable By Nature’ identity.
“Sustainability has always been a priority for my family and our winery,” noted Julia Zuccardi, whose father founded Santa Julia. “Our new [+] wines demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, and they represent wines from Argentina that over-deliver for the price.”
Santa Julia’s ‘Sustainable by Nature’ motto is based on a strong commitment to four fundamental pillars: People, Vineyard, Energy conservation/reclamation and the Environment. These principles are reflected throughout the winery and its business practices and range from extensive sustainable and organic farming vineyard farming techniques to the use of wine bottle glass that is 12% lighter to reduce carbon emissions. The winery also uses extensive state-of-the-art technologies to reclaim and conserve energy. In addition, Santa Julia maintains a substantial wildlife protection and biodiversity program with more than 2,800 acres of natural native flora and fauna. Santa Julia’s commitment also extends to employees, as the winery has an innovative program that includes major commitments to health care, housing, education and training for all employees who live and work on the estate.
At the foot of the Andes Mountains, in the vast desert province of Mendoza, sits Familia Zuccardi, makers of Santa Julia wines. It is also one of Argentina’s largest family-owned wineries, as well as a leading exporter of Argentine wines. For more than 40 years, Familia Zuccardi has produced wines of exceptional quality and value from the soils of Mendoza with six estate vineyards throughout the region, from northeasterly Santa Rosa to southwestern Uco Valley. Every wine from Familia Zuccardi is from estate grown, hand-picked fruit and is estate produced in an ultra-modern facility. In total, there are 1,600 acres of noble grapes under cultivation. Santa Julia wines are imported to the U.S. by Winesellers, Ltd. For additional information, visit http://www.santajulia.com.ar or http://www.winesellersltd.com