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November 13, 2019

Beronia’s New Premium Winery: The Most Efficient & Sustainable in Europe

Beronia’s new winery will stand out thanks to design features which will make it the most environmentally efficient winery in Europe.

The DOCa. Rioja will soon be home to one of the most advanced wineries in the world – the new Beronia bodega, whose architecture and engineering will be 100% sustainable, where energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design have been integrated into the building from the outset to minimise impact on the surrounding landscape and vineyards.

This avant-garde winery is the first in Europe to achieve the LEED pre-certification (Leader in Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design), which is an internationally recognised sustainable accreditation granted by the US Green Building Council, recognising and rewarding those buildings whose design and construction have sustainability and low environmental impact at their heart.

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The new winery has been designed to house Beronia wines destined for extended ageing, such as its Reserva, Gran Reserva and other premium wines. The Beronia winery has been built to appear as a part of the landscape, with most of the building remaining underground. The result being much less impact on the environment and considerable energy savings, thanks to the clever use of gravity and thermal inertia.
Additionally, the winery will use a geo-thermal structural activation system, which will make the most of the earth’s natural temperature in order to heat/cool the building and water. This technology will avoid high levels of energy consumption, provide the best working environment for our winery team, whilst also ensuring constant temperature control for the making and ageing of our wines.

This project is testament to Beronia’s commitment to sustainability at every level of its winemaking. From the equipment to the winery’s location, every aspect has been taking into consideration when it comes to minimising our impact on our surroundings, with one simple objective: to make unique wines that are a faithful expression of their terroir and place of provenance.

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