Palmaz Vineyards' winemaking and aging takes place within the living rock of Mount George, in a flawlessly engineered maze of tunnels and lofty domes. The depth of the wine cave is equivalent to an 18-story building, providing the vertical range needed for true gravity-flow winemaking. Thus, the wine is never subjected to the violent agitation of pumping, which can change the wine’s intra-molecular structure. This gentle treatment allows the finest nuances of flavor to develop naturally – the result is a complex, elegant wine.
The fermentation dome is the world’s largest underground reinforced structure. It is 72’ in diameter and 54’ high.
Temperature stays constant at 60 degrees and humidity at 75%, the perfect atmosphere for aging wine.
The cave houses its own water treatment plant built to comply with strict conservation guidelines.
Fermentation tanks rotate on a custom-designed carousel
MK2 Engineers’ scope of work consisted of mechanical, electrical and plumbing for this project.