Bodega Garzón, a boutique winery in the idyllic countryside of Garzón, Uruguay founded by international vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, is pleased to announce that it is the first sustainable winery outside North America to be awarded LEED Silver certification and the first facility in its entirety including process, hospitality, offices, cellar and wine club to be one hundred percent LEED Silver certified.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Elegantly built into the hills and over natural terraces – a design that enables the process of gravity winemaking – Bodega Garzón has developed a biodiverse environment and optimizes energy efficiency with the largest green roof with native species in Latin America, rainwater harvesting and reuse, as well as a high-efficiency HVAC with heat recovery.
The winery encompasses 500 acres of vineyards, a production facility, tasting room, retail space, wine club and 120-seat restaurant led by Argentine celebrity chef Francis Mallmann. It is also home to an 18-hole golf club designed by Masters and U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera. Envisioned by Argentine architecture firm Bórmida & Yanzón, the 205,000-square-foot winery features sustainable design developed by Bodega Garzón’s director of construction, architect Carlos Hartmann.
Green Roof: American Hydrotech Garden Roof® Assembly (Extensive, Roofing, & Waterproofing)
Size: 129,000 sq ft.
Completion Date: 2018
Awards: New World Winery of the Year 2018
Architect: Bórmida & Yanzón Arquitectos
Designer: Backen Gillam & Kroeger Architects / Eigelberger Architecture + Design
General Contractor: Kentisur