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A World Underground – Visualized

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A world Underground – Visualized

The Palmaz Winery is a flawlessly engineered labyrinth of cave tunnels burrowed deep inside Mt George created for the single purpose of making a great wine.  It’s complex structure spans over 100,000 square feet, 18 stories underground and nearly 3 city blocks deep.  Understanding it’s overall architecture is quite challenging even for those who visit in person much less those who visit the website.  The solution was to take the CAD drawings from the engineering team and recreate the facility and mountain in 3D.  Over the years, with the help of brilliant 3D render artist Lance Hitchings, the models have become more and more life-like.

In Memory of Margrit Mondavi (1925-2016)

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From left to right:  Julio Palmaz, Margrit Mondavi, Amalia Palmaz, Robert Mondavi

By FLORENCia Palmaz

GROWING UP IN TEXAS, it was not surprising to have pies and flowers show up to the house when arriving to a new neighborhood. As a child, I remember my mother being constantly interrupted on moving day by neighbors just dropping by. On that day while she may have felt inconvenienced by the interruptions, the lasting impression of being personally welcomed by our neighbors bound us to that community forever. Some people call it Southern Hospitality, but after having met Margrit Mondavi, I can call it Wine Country Hospitality as well.

Cabriolet and Cabernet – A Perfect Pairing

By Christian Palmaz

OK I HAVE TO CONFESS I was a little nervous when my sister mentioned that a car manufacturer wanted to film us in a promo piece for a new car. Automobiles and alcohol should not be a perfect pairing, but she is the creative and I am the technical so I rolled with it…

Palmaz Wins Gold at the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards

Palmaz Wins Gold at the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards

THE HONOR OF BEING nominated for the IBPA Benjamin Franklin award was enough to send us into a state of bliss.  Christian and Florencia travelled to Salt Lake City on Friday to attend the 28th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards knowing they were amongst the finest. The IBPA, or Independent Book Publishers Association, along with almost 200 book publishing professionals varying from publishers to bookstore owners, administer the Benjamin Franklin Awards.

Brasas Wine Society Members-Only Tapas on the Terrace

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ENTERTAINING GUESTS at Palmaz Vineyards is an intrinsic, cherished part of who we are — so we’re always looking for new ways to extend our hospitality and, whenever possible, infuse it with the family’s Argentine roots.

THE BOOKS PART THREE: On Press in the Far East

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The tires of the Boeing triple seven hit the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport. Mad/Dash Press publisher Aaron Sigmond and creative director Liliana Guia, weary after a 16-hour flight from JFK Airport in New York, climb into a taxi and cruise along the left side of the road to their hotel. A noodle dinner and coma-like sleep soon followed. A book project that had begun with an exotic journey was now concluding in much the same manner — which, in turn, will lead to your wine cellar, kitchen and coffee table.

THE BOOKS PART TWO: The Team Comes Together

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Once the details of the two-volume, two-edition book set (a limited-edition deluxe set presented in a wooden wine crate and slipcase edition) were in place, Mad/Dash Press publisher Aaron Sigmond brought on several longtime collaborators to help make the volumes as lustrous as possible: author Nick Kolakowski, who would work alongside vineyards President Christian Gastón Palmaz on Book One; creative director Liliana Guia; and photographer Nicola Majocchi.

THE BOOKS, PART ONE: A Chance Encounter Leads to a Two-Book Set for Palmaz Vineyards

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A serendipitous meeting on the (not-so-high) seas off South America’s Atlantic coast led to a two-year collaboration that Palmaz is now pleased to announce to friends, Brasas Wine Society members and collectors of fine vintages everywhere: the January 2016 publication of a two-volume book set about the Palmaz vineyards, winery, food and entertainment.

Welcome to Palmaz Digital

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WELCOME TO the relaunch and thorough reimagining of the website for Palmaz Vineyards. We figured it was due for an update. The original site debuted in 1998, a time when, if we have our history correct, Neanderthals rode T. Rex across the vast Internet plain.