This remarkable wine estate in Uruguay is special in every way. Conceived in 1999 by owners Alejandro and Bettina Bulgheroni, Bodega Garzón is a blueprint for wineries of the future. Situated close to the Atlantic on rippling granite hills, cool breezes bath the 1,200 individual micro-vineyards set amongst naturally rich biodiversity. The first sustainable winery built outside of North America, Bodega Garzón adheres to the strictest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide) standards of any building in the world. Built upon natural terraces, the winery features state-of-the-art architecture, and cutting edge winery equipment. Consultant Alberto Antonini chose a dozen grapes to help explore and understand the distinctive granite-derived terroir, and chose ultra-premium concrete fermenters and large untoasted oak ageing casks to let a sense of place show prominently. The results are stunning, with critically-acclaimed wines becoming some of the most sought after anywhere. Tannat and Albariño grapes have shown to be perfect vehicles for Bodega Garzón’s eloquent terroir.