It’s tough to top an eight-year podium streak, but that’s just what Mazza Vineyards has done, recently continuing its agreement to be the exclusive sparkling wine supplier to Sports Car Club of America celebrations at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs and the Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour in road racing, as well as the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Series in the Club’s autocross program.
The celebratory spray is recognized to have started with SCCA Hall of Famer Dan Gurney following his 1967 “All-American” Le Mans win with Ford and AJ Foyt, and the rest is history. Still, no one celebrates like SCCA competitors, who see the sparkling wine spray on more than two dozen occasions (times three for the full podium!) on the Runoffs weekend alone.
Mazza Vineyards was founded in 1972 by brothers Bob and Frank Mazza. The vineyard has gained prominence since then, earning several awards. Situated in North East, PA, the company also produces high-end spirits and beers. Mazza Vineyards is the family’s flagship brand, while Mazza Chautauqua Cellars and Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing are newer, New York-based brands.
Mazza Vineyards ships to most states, and shipping is free on orders of more than $50 for SCCA members. Just log into SCCA’s Member Benefits webpage to learn more and discover the special, SCCA-only shipping coupon code.
It’s not just the sweet, sweet taste of victory that makes the Mazza Sparkling Wine taste so good – it’s the hard work that’s gone into the winery that parallels Bob Mazza’s own SCCA racing career. How do we know? Because Bob was one of 10 people selected as Wine’s Most Inspiring People of 2023 by Wine Industry Network for his efforts in raising the profile of Pennsylvania wine – which, yes, includes the SCCA podium sprays.
It's an honor that all of us at SCCA should be proud to play a part in.
The next time you see the bubbly fly at an SCCA event, remember that – like every competitor aiming it at a fellow driver – its foundation is racing.
You can learn more about Mazza Vineyards, including where to purchase it – online or in a store – at enjoymazza.com.
Photo courtesy Mazza Vineyards