Tuscany and wine architecture have a very long link. Here, since the mid-nineties, there were the most famous architects, such as Renzo Piano, Tobia Scarpa, Marco Casamonti or Mario Botta, and six provinces which can boast cutting-edge buildings perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape, while respecting the principles of ecological design.
Petra by Mario Botta
Nowadays, wineries like 'religious buildings', are the must-visit destinations for tourists. People go in droves on alcoholic pilgrimages. Today wine tourism has boomed: tours of wineries and holidays centered around wine, while tastings have become a big business.
Cantina Antinori by Archea Associati
The route 'Toscana Wine Architecture' brings together 25 wineries selected by Ci.Vin (Service Companies National Association of Wine Cities) in collaboration with the Tuscany Region and the Federation to the streets of wine, oil and flavors of Tuscany.
La Rocca by RPBW
Il Borro by Elio Lazzarini
Icario Winery by Studio Valle
The project focused on a synergy between architecture, wine, food and art. Sometimes wineries host art installations and encourage the expression of modern art.
Here is the selection of 25 architectural gems of the wine:
in the province of Florence La Massa winery in Panzano; Cantina Antinori in San Casciano Val di Pesa by Archea Associati; La Rocca Winery by RPBW - Renzo Piano Building Workshop in the province of Grosseto; Le Mortelle in Castiglione della Pescaia, by Studio Idea; Stabilimento Enologico Collemassari in Cinigiano, by Edoardo Milesi; Pieve Vecchia Winery in Campagnatico, by Cini Boeri and Enrico Sartori; Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia Magliano by Piero Sartogo; in the province of Siena Fonterutoli in Castellina in Chianti; Montalcino and Castel Giocondo in Montalcino; Tenuta di Coltibuono in Gaiole in Chianti; Salcheto; Cantina Icario; Triacca and Gods in Montepulciano; in the province of Livorno Petra by Mario Botta Architetto and Rubbia al Colle Suvereto; Guado al Melo, Argentiera and Donna Olimpia in Castagneto Carducci; Cantina della Tenuta delle Ripalte in Capolivieri by Tobia Scarpa; in the province of Arezzo Pomaio winery; Il Borro in Loro Ciufenna; in the province of Pisa Caiarossa Riparbella and Tenuta Podernovo Terricciola.
Pieve Vecchia by Cini Boeri e Enrico Sartori
Badia a Coltibuono by Piero Sartogo, Natalie Grenon
Castelgiocondo by Piero Sartogo
Cover image: Le Mortelle by Studio Idea