Wine and design is the perfect match. Allover the world, wine brands involved designers in the creation of spectacular cellars and the result is an increase of the tourism linked to wine and its places. Not only wine and design, but also wine and modern art installed in famous wineries. A beautiful wine cellar is a distinctive sign in the landscape and suggests an experience to the visitor.
From North to Southern Italy there are beautiful examples of the perfect match between wine and design.
At St. Martin’s, in a time where we eat chestnuts and drink new good wine, we want to take you on a journey through the most beautiful wineries, all to visit with tastings, art tours and trekking in the vineyards.
- Tramin, Bozen (BZ): Werner Tscholl designed a structure in metal, glass and concrete that is inspired by vine shoots.
- Ceretto, Alba (CN): There are more than 30 hectares of vineyards that surround the farmstead, both traditional and international varieties, all grown under strong principles of environmental sustainability. Tradition at the house of Ceretto rhymes with innovation and in 2009, The Berry (l’Acino) was created, a permanent installation overlooking the beautiful vineyards, which complements the modern space to welcome guests and promote the region.
- Frescobaldi, Tenuta Ammiraglia (GR): Aerodynamic design and ecological sustainability. The winery, belonging to the Frescobaldi family, uses energy from renewable sources and has a roof covered with plants, to favor integration with the territory and create the ideal microclimate in the below barrel cellar. From the technological point of view, it is considered one of the most advanced wineries in Italy. The structure is beautiful to look at, noteworthy are the wines (Ammiraglia, Syrah in purity).
- Antinori, Antinori Winery (FI): the Antinori winery in the Chianti Classico area is one of the most appreciated for its harmony of form and low environmental impact. It is located in San Casciano Val di Pesa, designed by Archea Associati. The underground structure is a perfect example of integration between architecture and landscape.
- Lunelli, Tenuta Castelbuono (PG): the Umbrian estate is devoted to the production of a rich and fascinating wine, Montefalco Sagrantino. Its Carapace, the winery designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro, is the first sculpture in the world in which people live and work.
- Feudi di San Gregorio (AV): Feudi di San Gregorio today represents the oenological renaissance of southern Italy, promoting a wine culture for the rediscovery of Mediterranean flavours. To promote southern Italy grape varieties, such as Aglianico, Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. The new winery was inaugurated in 2004, realized by Japanese architect Hikaru Mori.
- Su’entu, Sanluri (CA): Su’entu in the sardinian language means “the wind” that blows in Sardinia’s Marmilla Region. In the winery there’s a central courtyard overlooked by production and sales spaces.