January 2017 Project Management Update from Buenos Aires


Award winning wines, wineries and project management in Mendoza (Report from Argentina)

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Wines from Argentina are recognized worldwide and the wineries that produce them receive more and more international awards. The awards received by the wineries are not only due to the quality of the wines they produce, but also to other categories such as architecture and landscaping, tourist services, restaurants, etc.

Last November, was held in Oporto, Portugal, the international wine contest “Best of Wine Tourism”, organized by the Great Wine Capitals network, which brings together the eight internationally renowned wine capitals, including Mendoza (Argentina); Bilbao-Rioja (Spain); Valparaiso-Valley of Casablanca (Chile); Valley of Napa- San Francisco (United States); Bordeaux (France); Cape Town-Cape Winelands (South Africa); Mainz-Rheinhessen (Germany) and Porto (Portugal).

At this contest, which annually awards distinguished wineries in terms of excellence in different categories, it was awarded the with Gold prize in Architecture, Parks and Gardens 2016, the winery Zuccardi, located in the Uco Valley of Mendoza, for its design and landscape proposal.

The winery, designed by the architects Fernando Raganato, Tom Hughes, Maru Mora and with landscape design of Eduardo Vera, was integrated to the environment confusing itself with the stone, the sand and the water of the river Tunuyán, and has another outstanding characteristic for which it has been awarded, which has to do with the volumetry of the building: the curvature of its walls imitating the Andean profile.


Photo: Zuccardi Winery, Gold prize in Architecture, Parks and Gardens 2016 at the “Best Of Wine Tourism” contest by Great Wine Capitals.

At the same contest, Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort was awarded with the Gold prize in the Small Wineries category and with the Bronze prize in the category Architecture and Landscapes.

The Gold Prize in Architecture, Parks and Gardens was also received by other Mendoza wineries in previous years, such as Trapiche Winery, DiamAndes Winery and Salentein Winery, among others.

At the same time, the Bodega O’Fournier has been highlighted by the magazine of Latam Airlines for its space structure and its stunning landscape, with a space architecture at the foot of the Andes Mountains, among 10 wineries around the world that stand out for some detail “Beyond the elaboration of its wines”.

The mentioned wineries have been designed and built by studios of Mendoza architects, which means that almost all have been Argentine projects.


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About the Author


International Correspondent
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Cecilia Boggi
, PMP is founder and Executive Director of activePMO, giving consulting services and training in Project Management and Leadership skills in Argentina and Latin America.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector. Cecilia has an Executive Master in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain and also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential since 2003, is certified as SDI Facilitator from Personal Strengths©, is a Professional Executive Coach accredited by Association for Coaching, UK, and alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2012. Ms. Boggi is Past President of the PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, and is a founding member of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter. She has been designated by PMI in the role of Mentor of Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016. Cecilia has participated in the development of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team and she is professor of Project Management and Leadership in some Universities and Institutes in Latin America.

She can be contacted at mailto:[email protected]and http://www.activepmo.com/

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