Swanky Sips – Uruguay’s Bodega Garzon


Proximity to the ocean and cool clean breezes have a positive impact on wine and Bodega Garzon takes full advantage of their prime position in Uruguay. Pioneered by Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, whose other winery properties include Aceitera Colinas de Garzón (Uruguay), Argento (Argentina), Vistalba (Argentina), Podere Brizio (Montalcino), Renwood (California), Chateau Suau (Bordeaux), and Dievole (Italy), Bodega Garzón is representing a new way of producing wine in a new wine region. South American wines are not new to any oenophile, but very few ever mention Uruguay. An innovative and talented vintner aims to put his squarely on your radar.

Perched on the round hills near Uruguay’s vacation mecca of Punta del Este, and a burgeoning, yet sophisticated, emerging resort scene in nearby La Barra and Jose Ignacio, making for an easy destination choice for your next wine-inspired trip. More importantly for the vineyard is the mineral-rich rocky soil.  These geological gifts allow wine drinkers near and far to enjoy a wine rich in minerals, complexity and gracefulness.  If this were a date, you’d never want the evening to end.  These wines are not only blessed with the richness of 2.5 billion years of Mother Nature’s deposits, but the current and constant breeze off the Atlantic Ocean, combining to produce fresh and juicy wines with light tannins and hints of minerals. I think I hear glasses clinking as we speak.


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