10 of the Most Architecturally Progressive Wineries in the World

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Mike Payne, the editor of DesignCrave.com, sent me a link to his post entitled “The Ten Architectural Wonders of the Wine World.” He has found some real gems.

From his post:

To the religious and the secular alike, wine holds a special place in the hearts of men. It is no surprise, then, that the wineries of the world have become like churches themselves– while adherents to the worship of wine travel the world over, visiting the great wineries in Napa, in France, in Argentina. Continuing this metaphor, the modern wineries of today have been given the same architectural importance as the chapels of times past. To celebrate the most progressive, most beautiful modern wineries in the world today, here is DesignCrave’s list of the Ten Architectural Wonders of the Wine World.

There are photos from each of the wineries on the list. This one, of O. Fournier Winery in Argentina, is probably my favorite. The Andes mountains in the background make for a stunningly beautiful backdrop for the unique building.

O. Fournier Winery

Can you imagine attending a tasting there?

  • http://wannabewino.com/ Sonadora

    Oh, I just wrote about a fantastical winery today…Quixote. Most interesting place I've seen recently!

    • http://www.anotherwineblog.com jpower

      Well then, young lady, shouldn't you be sharing the link to it with the rest of the class?

  • http://WineHarlots.com/ Wine Harlots

    Wow how did La Rioja, Bodegas Ysios in Laguardia, Álava, Spain not make the cut?
    It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and I fantastic.
    It's one of goals is to visit.

    http://www.arcspace.com/architects/calatrava/wine/
    http://www.calatrava.com/main.htm

  • Lori Harris

    The Lambrusco Lush in KANSAS would REALLY like for her cousing the “WINO” to contact her!!!! I tried to sign up for your website and I got a password but when I tried to log in w/the user ID of Lambrusco LUSH and the password sent, I got an error Username invalid. Hope to hear from you! Lori the Lambrusco LUSH!!!! Your favorite cousin… Tell the wife the boys HELLO!

  • Lori Harris

    The Lambrusco Lush in KANSAS would REALLY like for her cousing the “WINO” to contact her!!!! I tried to sign up for your website and I got a password but when I tried to log in w/the user ID of Lambrusco LUSH and the password sent, I got an error Username invalid. Hope to hear from you! Lori the Lambrusco LUSH!!!! Your favorite cousin… Tell the wife the boys HELLO!

  • liveslow

    I know it well, because I live in Mendoza now. Grew up in Houston, though.

    We joke about the winery a bit because Tupungato (nearby town) is kind of the Roswell of Argentina with all kinds of UFO sightings…and then this mother ship lands on this vineyard.

    It's Spanish owned, and makes some great Tempranillo.

    There are quite a few state-of-the-art wineries here in Mendoza now. Just about everyone who's anyone in the world of wine has invested a good chunk of change down here, so the architecture is amazing. Hope to see you down here!

  • http://www.liveslowtours.com liveslow

    I know it well, because I live in Mendoza now. Grew up in Houston, though.

    We joke about the winery a bit because Tupungato (nearby town) is kind of the Roswell of Argentina with all kinds of UFO sightings…and then this mother ship lands on this vineyard.

    It's Spanish owned, and makes some great Tempranillo.

    There are quite a few state-of-the-art wineries here in Mendoza now. Just about everyone who's anyone in the world of wine has invested a good chunk of change down here, so the architecture is amazing. Hope to see you down here!