At Scotto Family Cellars…Root Do Run Deep!
Who knew back in 1883, that the teachings of an Italian winemaker would be the impetus behind his son Dominic selling wine from the back of a horse drawn wagon in New York City. A depiction of this wine making trailblazer can still be seen on the Scotto Family Cellars wine labels. Dominic eventually opened Brooklyn’s first wine & liquor store on Hicks Street, but it was closed due to prohibition. However, after the repeal of prohibition, yes, Brooklyn’s first wine & liquor store was reopened at 318 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York, and it is still located there today…what a legacy!
The Scotto Family business is still owned and operated by 5th generation Scotto’s; Anthony III, his sister Natalie, brothers Paul and Michael. They currently have twenty-five (25) table/sparkling wines and six (6) dessert/specialty wines in the Scotto Family Wine Portfolio. These wines are sold in eleven countries around the world…Salvatore would be very proud of his descendants!
Please join me for a virtual tasting of Scotto Family Cellars (www.ScottoCellars.com) 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel by clicking on the Blog 101 – Tasting tab to your left…Cheers!