PALAZZO DEL VALLE
Valle de Guadalupe may be home to dozens of cellars, but Palazzo del Valle definitely stands out. Not only because it happens to be a replica of a Tuscan palace with a one-of-a-kind art collection but also for being exemplary in sustainable practices.
The biggest challenges that Valle de Guadalupe faces is the water shortage.
For this reason, when George Haligowski decided on the location of his private Uber B&B resort and wine project, he embarked on a quest for solutions that brought him to Baja California University (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California). Together, they created a greywater treatment system that converts oxygen to ozone, consistent with the Palazzo’s needs, capable of converting water from sinks, showers, the kitchen, and laundry into clean H2O ready for irrigation use in green areas.
In Palazzo del Valle, architecture goes beyond aesthetics; its grand central courtyard also serves as a rainwater collector. Approximately 78% of the water is recycled, and only 22% comes from the public water system. As a matter of fact, using rain water in the Nordic sauna as their full-service spa is an option for guests.