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Major Wine-Making Buildings – Design Projects from around the World

post updated December 18, 2021 ; 8 Apr 2020 ; 7 Jun 2017

New Winery Architecture Designs

Dec 18, 2021
Alton Wines, Peppers Bridge Road, Walla Walla, Washington, United States of America
Design: goCstudio Architects
Alton Wines Walla Walla Washington building
photo : Kevin Scott
Alton Wines, Walla Walla, Washington
Inhabiting a wavelike landform just outside Walla Walla, the new winery nestles itself into an existing cove that is formed by the surrounding vineyards. A long driveway from county road traces the existing vineyards which are carved into the natural terrain.

Glorious Grapes: The world’s most striking wineries

Full bodied and rich in flavour: the world’s most architecturally impressive wineries

Palma de Mallorca, 7th of June 2017 – ‘Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.’ -Robert Mondavi.

The flavour, the colour the body and the sensation when the first droplet touches your tongue. Wine is one the delicacies in life that brings people together, it represents regions of our world and it is a piece of art, stored away for years and maturing over time. This article features some of the most important and interesting winery buildings recently completed around the world.

The flavours will change as you pass from one region to the other, crossing borders, seas and climates. Each variety of wine is influenced by the land the grapes are grown on, the ripeness of the fruit and of course the time it has been matured for, allowing it to develop additional layers of complexity.

Hundredooms the holiday rental search engine has chosen to not only focus on the body of the wine itself, but the spectacular wineries across the world where some of these iconic wines have been created. These magnificent wineries have been designed to overwhelm your senses, not only with their rich fruit flavours but also what you see.

Marques de Riscal, Spain
Marques de Riscal, Spain
This striking structure located in the City of Wine is one of the most prestigious hotels in Spain, as well as the site of the Marques de Riscal wine. Set in the heat of the wine cellars, this innovative design has brought to life the traditional stone build cellars through combining tradition with the most modern of materials. Designed by the Canadian architect Frank O.Gehry, this staggering landmark is one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the Spanish wine industry. Within this complex landmark, there is the opportunity to experience the culture and art of wine in a unique setting, while retaining the purest and most natural methods of production.

Petra Winery, Italy
Petra Winery Building Italy
Petra winery was a vision, a dream, a project and a promise. It was a niggling voice in the head of Vittorio that turned into a realisation through a philosophy followed by his daughter. The rolling vineyards of Tuscany are seductive, rich and inviting, while home to a hardy soil that produces the wines of Petra. The winery on this plot of land, that is protected by the hills, was designed by a famous Swiss architect named Mario Botta. The structure uses a natural colour scheme that compliments the surrounding environment while its sweeping lines blend in with the rolling mountains that frame it. The building drops 500 feet below the ground where there have been state of the art cellars built to house the high end wines.

Darioush Winery, USA
Darioush Winery building
A Persian Palace set in the Napa Valley, amongst the natural beauty of both nature and man, sit the Darioush Winery. The structure of the building alongside the romance of the wine creates a fabulous display of design, culture and body. Eighteen Foot freestanding columns proudly welcome visitors at the entrance of the winery, while a yellow stone stone cladding surrounds the entire building giving it that mystic appearance. The winery was founded by Darioush Khaledi who grew up in one of Iran’s prominent wine growing regions before he moved to the Napa Valley.

Pichon-Lalande Winery, France
Pichon-Lalande Winery building
A fairytale setting in the heart of the Bordeaux region, this illustrious winery and the splendour of this chateaux is home to wine of the utmost elegancy. The prominent spirals that fasten together the sides of this impressive structure in such eloquence., tower over the lawns below. The picture perfect garden that is overlooked by the Chateaux is perfectly pruned, fit for a princess. The intense and profound views from the outside of this spectacular winery, are matched in their most prestigious wines, a sensory experience in many forms.

Lapostolle Clos Apalta Winery, Chile
Lapostolle Clos Apalta Winery building
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Like a nest perched on the hillside amongst the thick green vegetation, blending into the natural appearances of the environment. The 24 surrounding beams on the face of the piece of architectural splendour represent the 24 months that it takes to produce the extraordinary wine. The sundial that is perched on the roof the structure comprises of 5 granite stones, each representing the yearly biological cycle of the wine: shooting, flowering, fruit set, veraison and harvest. Panoramic views of fields filled with wild flowers and gently rolling hills can be seen from the winery.

Ysios Winery, Spain
Ysios Winery building
At the foothill of Laguardia, this chic structure that almost reflects the mountains in the backdrop is a truly magnificent piece of architectural design. Tremendous bars of aluminum make up the structure of the roof, working harmoniously with the grey colours of nature, seamlessly fitting into its surroundings. The buildings main body is comprised of copper stained cedar, representing the that of the giant wine barrels.

Sommos Winery, Spain
Sommos Winery building
Something more than a winery, this impressive structure overlooks the lands of Somontano. Sharp steel edges that reflect under the midday sun, interlaced together in the form of giant cubes. Not only a winery, but a cultural object, this structure has been perfectly integrated into its environment. With such hard materials being used, its unique strength dissolves harmoniously into the land surrounding it.

Malibu Rocky Oaks, USA
Malibu Rocky Oaks winery building
Not only does this Tuscan style winery house a helicopter pad, infinity pool and a vineyard, it also features impressive 360 degree views over the rolling hills and ocean. The home was designed by Architect Bob Easton and is situated at the top of the hill overlooking the vast vineyards below that consist of 10 planted acres. On some days, the vineyard sits above the clouds, overlooking them as the gently float past below.

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Charles Smith Wines Jet City Seattle Building, 1136 S Albro Pl, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Design: Olson Kundig Architects
Charles Smith Wines Jet City Seattle
photograph : Kevin Scott and Nic Lehoux
Charles Smith Wines Jet City Building

Martin’s Lane Winery Building, Okanagan Valley, southern British Columbia, Canada
Design: Olson Kundig, Architects
Martin's Lane Winery in Kelowna
photo courtesy of Vik Retreats
Martin’s Lane Winery Building

Winery in Chianti, Italy
Architects: IB Studio
Winery in Chianti
image courtesy of architects
Winery Building in Chianti

The Winery at VIK, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
Design: Smiljan Radic architect
The Winery at VIK
photo courtesy of Vik Retreats
The Winery at VIK Building

Vinícola Cuna de Tierra, Guanajuato, México
Design: CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica
Cuna de Tierra Winery Building
photo : Estudio Urquiza
Vinícola Cuna de Tierra

Avincis Winery, Dragasani, Romania
Design: BBM Grup S.R.L.
Avincis Winery Romania
photo : Andrei Margulescu
Avincis Winery Building

L´and Vineyards, Alentejo, Portugal
Interiors: studio mk27 – marcio kogan + diana radomysler + suzana glogowski ; Architecture: Promontorio
L´and Vineyards Portugal
photo : Fernando Guerra
L´and Vineyards

Wine Museum in Lavaux, Lake Geneva, western Switzerland
Architect: Mauro Turin Architectes
Wine Museum Building
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Swiss Wine Museum

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