The phenomenon OcoaBay – Part 2/3

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It is curious that we tasted wines from Dominican Republic in the town of Toro (Zamora), where legend has it that came out wines for the journey of Christopher Columbus to America, stopping precisely on this island.

Chance always announces interesting facts, like has been.

In the south of the island of the Dominican Republic, are the provinces of Azua and Peravia and San José de Ocoa. In the Bay Area Ocoa, wine is being generated and residential project of great interest.

Azua region of Bahia and Bahia de Ocoa Ocoay


In that land on the side of a mountain and near the sea, were planted several acres of vineyards in the areas where the late fifteenth century the first American vines grew. The project has four brackets in their development.

First lies in a property whose name Ocoa cocaine source in language means mountain, as is his territory, but open to a stunning bay. The enclave for its isolation from urban areas has extraordinary natural conditions in an environment slightly impaired.

We can speak of a natural area that has until now lacked protection but its integration in this project is going to get. For this reason we will describe a privileged environment, ecology, and natural heritage, which are some of the supports of this project. An area of ??300 hectares between the hills and the sea, which is beginning to be protected and rehabilitated by planting thousands of guayacanes, which is the local tree but endangered.

Moreover, this natural area is to offer as a residential area for people interested in those values ??of which we speak and the first phase of the project will build 30 properties, with a number of peculiarities. We are facing a residential project, with a few oddities, like second supports this proposal.


Views from lot  OcoaBay


This space has been planted and 3 hectares of vineyards, and is in the process of 17 hectares until all 30 planned for the vinification of the grapes in the neighboring winery. The focus of the project is therefore the construction of a complex between the vineyards, with the first building of 30 rooms next to the vineyards.

The owners enjoy the wine space all year round, with leaf characteristics we have described, ie virtually no winter in the vineyard. Besides the preparation and supply of organic gardens, is another attraction of urbanization. It's that the spatial support of the project has been completed with the fourth livelihood, which is the philosophy of the proposal.

The farm is situated between the towns of Las Charcas and Palmar de Ocoa, very close to that of Hatillo. The theoretical concept of the project is based on the development generated by the construction, agricultural jobs, tourism and hotel services can be offered to the residents of these communities, as a means of social development, the basis and foundation of the entire Project.


Social Area Clubhouse Complex Urbanistico


Through the Valley Ocoa Welfare Foundation, the owners aim to generate a specific education for those specific tasks that will develop in the urbanization. As well as offering other services such as health, dotacionales and supporting communities.

It may surprise the realization of a development in the vineyard, but we know examples Mendoza as The Wine, with the works of the architect Eliana Bórmida or proposals that are being designed in the producing region of southern Brazil, in Bento Gonçalves and Garibaldi. But in the Dominican case, a social and environmental function that sets it apart.

The theoretical bases of the project are environmental conservation through the maintenance of local species, and the incorporation of an agrarian structure based on the vineyard which is the main attraction of the urban experience, supporting not only the owners but also residents the development of the community through the Foundation.

In principle you are marketing 30 places to have a small vineyard, an organic garden and all services of this type urbanization, plus storage for each owner to vinify grapes from his plot.

Later, other spaces will be provided, as they become the remaining planting hectares of vineyard.