PIZZATO Vinhas e Vinhos is the legacy of a 100+ year-old grape growing in Brazil. Located at the Vale dos Vinhedos, Bento Gonçalves, in the state of Rio Grande do Sol, southern Brazil, PIZZATO is owned by the Plínio Pizzato family. Plínio Pizzato is the grandson of Antonio Pizzato, an Italian immigrant who came to Bento Gonçalves in 1875 from the Veneto region of Italy and brought with him the proud winegrowing tradition.

With a solid experience in grape-growing, the family established the winery  in 1999 with the objective of making world class estate grown and bottled wines from their own vineyards.

Since its first ever made wine, a very successful Merlot that helped to fix this red varietal as the one with the best results in Brazil, the company is dedicated to make exclusively premium fine wines under its 2 brands, PIZZATO and FAUSTO.

The family owns 45 hectares (111 acres) of prime vineyards located in two regions, both within the so-called Serra Gaú Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Alicante Bouschet

    History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents....

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Tannat

    History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction o...

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  • We are hosting a free wine tasting class to feature the best of Brazilian ... ... ... Brazil. Tasting both Pizzato Merlot Reserva and Don Guerino Merlot will introduce us to this style of Merlot and help us understand how it serves as a base for the top of the line Bordeaux-style blends that will follow: Perini Quatro, Lidio Carraro Quorum, S... Read More

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  • Pizzato Alicante Bouschet Brasil Alicante Bouschet Vale Dos Vinhedos Pizzato S 2005


    Dark, ivy, lots of classic terroir of the region, iron rich greens, and a little ash, with a low dried fruit sweetness, smooth and a bit soft, very broad, rather flannelly and showing an evolved character with tobacco and dried herb dried leaf character, finishes with decisive tannin, decidedly fresher on the palate, though this remains chunky a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pizzato Dr. Fausto de Castro Cabernet Sauvignon Pizzato 2009


    13%Nice vegetal nose, gone light pencil shavings tone, a very low innate sweetness to the fruit, smooth, easy style, bright acidity, ice table wine style. Easy dark king, juicy, pure but simple, nice length, rather focused finish with pure mineral inflected dark and wild, dark frutti del Bosco fruit, but this a bit simple, 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pizzato Espumante Brut NV


    Just a bit yeasty and almond skin aromas over fresh baked bread and lemony, strawberry tinged fruit, fine mouse, lovely fresh crisp apple fruit, crisp and direct, fruityish, but this is nicely nuanced and long with lemon pith notes and a finale edge of bitter almond fruit, 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Fausto Demi Sec NV


    Light nose, again apple fruit, dry for a Demi sec with notes of honied almonds on the palate, bit of honeycomb, over brie notes and dust, drying apple fruit, just. barely sweet, nice dry demi sec with good follow through of fruity and nutty flavor, almost floral on the finale, 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pizzato Espumante Brut Rose 2011


    80 pn, 20chard, nine months on the lees10% to 11% rsLightly red fruited, a touch simple perhaps, fine mousse, sexy mouthfeel, easily slides across the palate, delivering nice raspberry and a little earthy yellow fruit as it goes, this is not creamy but soft and very fine, the fruit is small but pure and persistent on the moderately long finish,... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pizzato Espumante Brut 2010


    Eight % rs, 22 months on the lees, 75 chard, 25 Pinot. OrNice yeasty, brioche notes on the nose, light lemon cream, zesty and mineral. Lemony with. Suggestion of passion fruit and pineapple on the palate, a fair amount of nutty, Brie autolytic character, nice length, dry, and a touch austere, lightly aromatic on the finish though more autolytic ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pizzato Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


    13.5%A lightly jammy black currant nose with hints offsets, allspice, mocha and vaguely floral green notes, medium full bodied, soft tannins, rich fruit which is a little indistinct, more of that date like fruit character over bitter cherry tones, tannins are fine if gently austere, nice finish is earthy and dry, and moderately long, 87pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pizzato Merlot Fausto 2009


    Smoky, a bit charry, splintery woody notes on the nose, charcoal and black fruit, black cherry fruit with a hint of ivy and some violet, even a bit of geranium and potting soil, sweet vanilla top note, Medium bodied, clear, with nice black cherry and light sour plus notes, very soft tannins, very nice acidity, a bit of dry tannin on the finish, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pizzato Fausto Rosé 2011


    Six hours skin contact,Dried guava fruit on the nose, a hint of dried beef, a little smoky and earthy, light bodied, dry, tense and steely, nice fruit, faint cherry skin tones backed up with a bright, cranberry brightness, real minerality on the finish which is sort of wrapped up in more cranberry fruit, very refreshing, really Sapid, 87pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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