Underground virtues

José Manuel Ortega has established O Fournier wineries in Ribera del Duero, Chile and Argentina. Here, the day after Andrew Jefford's plea to reduce the carbon footprint of transporting wine was published, he argues for a major rethink about winery design.

The wine community has been at the forefront of limiting certain aspects of carbon emissions. With a mix of commitment, goading by top journalists and pressure from large buyers, including monopolies in Canada and Scandinavia, winery managers have taken action to reduce the level of pollution and thus help to reduce global warming.

Many wineries have begun to use...