Managing Director Christian Wylie of Bodega Garzón, a boutique winery founded by international vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, and located in the countryside of Garzón, Uruguay, announced today that the winery will be participating in the 19th annual Vinexpo beginning Sunday, June 18. During VinExpo, Bodega Garzón’s founder Alejandro Bulgheroni and winemaker Alberto Antonini will debut their new icon wine to attendees so they can be among the first to sample the new wine in the portfolio. Additionally, Bodega Garzón’s culinary ambassador, chef Francis Mallmann, will host a dinner to showcase the winery’s premier portfolio of wines alongside traditional open-fire Uruguayan cuisine. Vinexpo is an international trade show for wines and spirits taking place in Bordeaux, France.
The 205,000-square-foot winery – the first in the world seeking LEED certification for its entire facility – showcases estate-grown, limited-production premium wines crafted by influential winemaker and viticulturist Alberto Antonini and offers visitors an experience that highlights the best in South American hospitality. The winery’s completion last year represents a major milestone in Mr. Bulgheroni’s quest to elevate Bodega Garzón to world-class status and establish the winery as one of the leading South American producers of premium wines.
Bodega Garzón is located near the southeastern coast of Uruguayonly 11 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, in a region that is emerging as a leader in the production of Uruguay’s signature varietal, Tannat. Ideally located for travelers who want to explore Uruguay, Bodega Garzón is just 45 minutes away from the beach resort town of Punta del Este, also known as the Riviera of Uruguay because of its beautiful beaches and upscale resorts, restaurants and nightclubs. The nearby José Ignacio, a small village on the southern coast of Uruguay, draws artists, aristocrats and celebrities and has evolved into one of the chicest spots in Latin America.
The property was acquired by Mr. Bulgheroni and Bettina, his wife, in 1999. Together, they have transformed Garzón using the latest in technology along with modern agricultural and livestock developments, while remaining committed to sustainable agriculture and green energy. As the first to make wine in the Garzón region, they have made it a priority to preserve the pure, perfect land and wildlife that make the region so ideal. The extraordinary property now encompasses 500-acres of vineyards, a state-of-the art winery and production facility, tasting room from which guests can savor panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, retail space, wine club, an open-fire restaurant conceived by celebrity chef Francis Mallmann, and immaculate caves for barrel storage, tours, private dining, and events.