During the last years the old winery barns are becoming real architectural masterpieces designed by the best architect of the world.
As well as the wine production is going to be more and more sophisticated with a continuous research on the new methods and materials, the structure goes hand in hand with the evolution of the wine.
What most fascinates the designers is to face the challenge to complement the modern architectures and designs into the bucolic environment in which these wonderful wineries are immersed. Furthermore, today all over the world, the wineries are also turning into social places, wine bar and some of them host even the museum on the history of their production, presenting the different tools used in time.
Among the most beautiful design winery companies stands out the winery La Rocca in Tuscany, created by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano. The building, largely underground, has an extension of approximately 8,000 square meters but it is perfectly integrated with the 125 hectares of vineyards that surround it. In fact, the vineyard is the true protagonist of the project with the rows of vines that come up to the doors of the cellar.
The Chateau Cheval Blanc Winery, restructured by the architect Christian de Portzamparc, added a modern structure to its secular winery. The new building is similar to a white sail and the roof is completely covered by a green carpet of vegetation. It includes even a refined tasting room.
Another spectacular design winery is the Merus Winery the most beautiful in Napa Valley, which was completely renovate inside, and in particular the designer elements were inserted in the underground cavernous in which we can find a very special tasting room in the cave and the event area characterized by the new wall in color-treated rocks.
And make more than one fabulous portal appear
In the gold of its red mist
Like a sun setting in a cloudy sky.Charles Baudelaire