Scotto Family Vineyards

USA, California

The Scotto family’s wine history started in the mid 1800’s on the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples, Italy, with Salvatore Dominic Scotto. Like many in his day, he made wine for the family table and sold the excess. In the following years his first son, Dominic, followed in his father's footsteps, making wine for his family in his spare time while he worked as a ship's caulker. In 1903 the family immigrated to New York and eventually settled in Brooklyn, where he also resumed his second career as a winemaker, and started selling five gallon crocks of red wine to the neighbours from his horse drawn wagon. The wine making tradition has been passed down the generations to his grandson Anthony, who now runs the family wine business.