Discovering the Architecture of Wine in Tuscany

25 wineries for a synergy between architecture, wine, food and art

by Valentina Ieva
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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

 

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    • Valentina Ieva

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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    Cantina Antinori

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    Rocca di Frassinello Winery

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    Stabilimento Enologico Collemassari

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    Cantina Icario

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    Petra

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    Cantina della Tenuta delle Ripalte

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