Premium Uruguayan Winery Earns Coveted Award for Wine Enthusiast’s New World Winery of the Year at 19th Annual Wine Star Awards
GARZÓN, Uruguay–Bodega Garzón, a boutique winery in the idyllic countryside of Garzón, Uruguay founded by international vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, has been awarded New World Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine for its innovation and leadership for Uruguay and its contribution to the world of fine wine. This recognition will be awarded to the Bodega Garzón team at Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Award ceremony on January 28, 2019 in Miami, Florida at Eden Roc Hotel.
“Bodega Garzón is fast breaking through all barriers in the wine industry and is setting new benchmarks, not only for Uruguay, but for wine tourism, design, technology, sustainability, viticulture, and craft winemaking. It’s a very special place and a very special brand.
“We are honored to receive the New World Winery of the Year award for 2018,” said Bulgheroni. “Bodega Garzón is fast breaking through all barriers in the wine industry and is setting new benchmarks, not only for Uruguay, but for wine tourism, design, technology, sustainability, viticulture, and craft winemaking. It’s a very special place and a very special brand.”
Founded by Alejandro Bulgheroni, Bodega Garzón opened its doors in 2016 to introduce the world to the modern, ultra-premium Uruguay wine scene. Located 11 miles from the Atlantic, near the tourism towns of Punta del Estate and Jose Ignacio, Bodega Garzón benefits from cooling maritime influences. With 550 vineyard acres, plantings over ancient ballast soils, a 205,000 square foot winery and the talented enologist, Alberto Antonini, Bodega Garzón is producing a portfolio of wines that reflect the purity of variety and vineyard – from Albariño to Tannat to the new icon blend, Balasto.
“To have even been nominated for such an award is an accomplishment, but to have Bodega Garzón recognized as the New World Winery of the Year is a humbling accolade,” said Christian Wylie, Managing Director of Bodega Garzón. “I’m proud of my team and the milestones we’ve achieved together which continue to motivate us as we strive for excellence in creating exceptional wines and unparalleled experiences. The best part of Bodega Garzón is the future.”
The Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Award ceremony will take place on January 28, 2019 in Miami, Florida at Eden Roc Hotel. There, founder Alejandro Bulgheroni will take the stage to accept the New World Winery of the Year 2018 for Bodega Garzón.
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.