From VINE PAIR — JAN 23, 2017
After pining over beautiful, but alas, fictional wine labels, we turn our attention to some actual architectural stunners you’ll find around the wine world. From monstrous cellars to postmodern wineries, we survey some our favorite examples of truly stunning architecture. And wine angels. One cannot overlook the wine angels!
Many of the projects below were designed by famous architects, including all of the Spanish wineries we highlighted. Others, like the pair of Moldovan wine cellars, show up on account of their scale — not-so-miniature subterranean wine cities.
Milestii Mici’s Wine Cellar
Certified by the Guinness Book Of World Records as the world’s largest wine cellar (now at over 2 million bottles), you need a car to get around the 120 miles of underground tunnels in this Moldovan ‘wine city.’ Established in 1969, the cellar repurposed a massive, ancient tunnel complex, which had been carved out of soft limestone centuries earlier.