Our Bodega's winemaking tradition is rooted in the old country, with Don Domingo Falcone Ruggiero and his brother José, Italian immigrants from Corletto Perticara, in the province of Basilicata. In 1886, they settled in the department of Paysandú (Uruguay) and acquired the Puntas de Curtiembre site from the Uruguayan state; it is here that the winery and old family vineyards are still located to this day. The site was called "20th of September Farm" in commemoration of the unification of Italy that took place in 1870. Here they again began to devote themselves to grape production and artisanal winemaking. In the words of Setembrino Pereda, in his book Paysandú y sus progresos [Paysandú and its Progress] (1896): “...and the work of these progressive and tireless workers is twice as commendable when we bear in mind that they did it all by hand…” It should also be noted that when the phylloxera plague decimated Uruguayan vineyards in the second half of the 19th century, the vineyards of the Falcone brothers were unaffected. Don Domingo Falcone married Doña Concepción Caporale Manzolillo and they had twelve children. He planted vineyards and built the house and the small family winery using traditional artisanal methods, with lime and egg albumin to join the bricks that formed the walls. Today, the old house, which has witnessed so many events, still stands in its original form, acting as a facade welcoming visitors to the modern winery. Armando, the youngest of Don Domingo's sons, a blend of peasant, entrepreneur and idealist, continued the work his father had undertaken and transmitted to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with his hard work and quiet patience. Later, Leonardo, Armando's only son, committed himself to expanding the family enterprise and together with his wife, Rosa Cecilia Cernicchiaro, endowed the small family winery with a different socio-economic focus. The surface area devoted to the vines increased, new training systems were introduced and varieties with great enological potential were planted. The winery was also improved and equipped to bring it into line with the quality of the raw material. Today, the third and fourth generations are involved; Leonardo's daughters, enologists Cecilia and Carolina Falcone Cernicchiaro, having learned from their grandfather and father the complex language of wine, contribute a perfect balance between an artisanal and a technological approach. Proof of this is their wines, which have gained recognition in the most demanding competitions in the world.