Premium Uruguayan Winery Earns Coveted Nomination for Wine Enthusiast’s New World Winery of the Year at 19th Annual Wine Star Awards
GARZÓN, Uruguay (September 17, 2018) – Bodega Garzón, a family-owned boutique winery in the idyllic countryside of Garzón, Uruguay founded by international vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, is proud to announce its nomination as New World Winery of the Year for Wine Enthusiast’s 2018 Wine Star Awards. The winner will be announced on November 8th and will be honored at a black-tie gala in Miami at Nobu Eden Roc Hotel on January 28, 2019. The momentous occasion signals the first Wine Star Award nomination for a Uruguayan winery in the awards’ nineteen-year history and underscores Bodega Garzón’s influence in establishing Garzón as a world-class wine region.
“We are extremely thankful – on behalf of Bodega Garzón and our beautiful country Uruguay – for this milestone nomination,” said Christian Wylie, Bodega Garzón’s Managing Director. “Bodega Garzón has had a wildly successful year, from being named the number one wine exporter from Uruguay into the United States, to launching our icon wine Balasto and earning recognition on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines List for our Tannat Reserva. To be one of five nominees selected out of over 10,0000 wineries is a tremendous honor and historic milestone owed to Mr. Bulgheroni’s vision and the passionate team dedicated to Garzón winemaking.”
Honoring individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements in the wine and beverage world, Wine Enthusiast’s 2018 Wine Star Awards includes 16 categories designed to showcase game-changers from all facets in the wine and spirits industry who share a passion for pushing the boundaries. The New World Winery of the Year Wine Star category highlights wineries building new world wine legacies and putting emerging wine producing regions on the map.
Due to Alejandro P. Bulgheroni’s vision to create a “little Uruguayan Tuscany,” Garzón is quickly becoming a gastronomic hotspot, a retreat for those seeking premium wine experiences in rustic luxury, and a prime destination for exclusive golf experiences. 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 – along with the debut of The Garzón Club and Garzón Tajamares Golf, recently named first PGA TOUR Preferred Golf Course – represents major inroads 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.
Since acquiring the property in 1999, Mr. Bulgheroni and his wife Bettina 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, a tasting room from which guests can savor panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, retail space, a wine club, a private championship 18-hole golf course designed by Angel Cabrera, an open-fire restaurant conceived by celebrity chef, Francis Mallmann, and immaculate caves for barrel storage, tours, private dining, and events.
For winery and tasting room information, please contact +598 4224 1759 or email [email protected].
About Bodega Garzón
Bodega Garzón is an emergent family estate in the idyllic country of Uruguay, pioneered by Alejandro P. Bulgheroni that produces limited-production premium wines from estate-grown, sustainably-farmed grapes. Unique in the region, Bodega Garzón is leading the charge in winemaking innovation, varietal experimentation, and sustainability. Although focused primarily on Tannat, Uruguay’s national grape, Bodega Garzón works with many other varietals and clones. It is one of the few producers of Albariño in the country.
Opened in March 2016, Bodega Garzón sets new benchmarks for elegance of design, modern technology, and sustainable practices. Bodega Garzón is the first winery, outside North America, seeking LEED certification for the entire facility, including winemaking and hospitality.
For more information, visit bodegagarzon.com.