The Scotto’s are a 5th generation family of vintners based in Lodi California. Their story starts with the current generation’s grandfather, Anthony Sr., who moved the family to California from Brooklyn in 1963. He has recently passed away, but his traditions live on with his grandchildren who remember their family’s Sunday night dinners at his winery home where he stressed that the best wines are those enjoyed with family and food.
Anthony Sr.’s grandfather Dominic emigrated to the U.S. from Ischia, Italy in 1903 and settled in a Brooklyn brownstone not far from the docks where he worked as a ship’s caulker. Dominic taught his sons to make wine, which they sold in gallon crocks from his horse-drawn wagon. Dominic opened Scotto Liquors a few years later, a neighbourhood retail shop that is still in business today.