GARZON, Uruguay, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bodega Garzon, a boutique winery of international vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, and located in the idyllic countryside of Garzon, Uruguay, has announced that its new, state-of-the-art winery will be operational to vinify the recently completed 2015 harvest. The announcement marks the latest accomplishment in Bulgheroni's quest to elevate Bodega Garzon to world-class status and establish the winery as one of the leading South American producers of premium wines.
Under Bulgheroni's direction, there has been great investment not only in the winery pursuing LEED certification (Bodega Garzon is the first winery in the world seeking certification for the entire facility, including winemaking and hospitality), but also in the vineyards, along with a commitment to sustainable agriculture and green farming practices. Bodega Garzon features estate-grown, limited-production premium wines crafted by influential winemaker and viticulturist Alberto Antonini. With decades of experience in areas as diverse as Italy, Argentina, Chile, California, South Africa, Australia and Portugal, Antonini oversaw the initial vineyard plantings and has been actively involved in the winery's development.
Although focused primarily on Tannat, Uruguay's national grape and the signature varietal, Bodega Garzon works with many other varietals and clones and is one of the few producers of Albariño in the region. Antonini and his team began harvest in the beginning of February and concluded the first week of April. Advanced technology practices were implemented throughout the entire process, including the use of an optical berry sorter, making Bodega Garzon a state-of-the-art winery.
"At Bodega Garzon we are pioneering a new wine region, a new winery, and a new concept in agriculture," said Bulgheroni, with wineries and vineyards in Uruguay, Argentina, Australia, Bordeaux, Tuscany, and California. "When we first saw this magnificently beautiful place we immediately set the goal of using sustainable farming practices and the most current technology to produce world-class wines that represent Garzon's unique vineyard biodiversity, soil structure, sun exposure, and proximity to the ocean. This is our sixth harvest, and the first in the new winery. We are extremely joyful to celebrate this milestone."
Located near the southeastern coast of Uruguay, approximately 110 miles from the capital city of Montevideo, only 11 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Bodega Garzon benefits from the maritime winds that provide an ideal balance of cool and warm temperatures. The property comprises 524 acres of vineyards, divided into 1,150 individual blocks that follow the vineyard's topography with its distinct terroir and varying altitudes and exposures.
Aiming to set new benchmarks for elegant design combined with modern technology, the stunning new winery was conceived by acclaimed Argentina-based architects Bormida & Yanzon, whose work includes O. Fournier, Salentein, Bodega Vistalba, and The Vines Resort & Spa, among others. All sustainable design within the architects program has been developed by Samconsult and its LEED accredited professionals. The interiors will be designed by Bay Area-based Backen Gillam Kroeger, whose other projects include The Napa Valley Reserve, Harlan Estate, Ovid, Dana Estates, and Bond Estate Winery.
Plans call for Bodega Garzon to open to the public in December 2015. For more information, visit www.bodegagarzon.com.
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