Wine cellars with large architectural designs

The wineries for wine although its main objective is to store the wine to let this product aged, have also paid attention to its architectural designs that have allowed visitors to have a better experience on the route through these, passing by near Snoqualmie you will see them. Below we present some wineries with architectural designs that have become favorites to visit.


1. Bodegas de Vinos Irius – Spain – Somontano

This Spanish Winery is located in Barbastro (Huesca) and belongs to the wineries SOMMOS, The winery is made of steel, glass and concrete. Its shape wants to resemble a mountain, as if it were part of the nearby Sierra de Guara that rises behind its back. Although there is another version where the building has been seen a resemblance to the wings of a butterfly that is called the same as the cellar (Irius).

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2. Mileştii Mici Winery, Mileştii Mici – Republic of Moldova

It is certified by the book ” Guinness ” of World Records as the world’s largest winery because it hosts more than  2 million bottles . Its 193 kilometers of underground tunnel , make the winery “Mileştii Mici” in a City of Wine. Founded in 1969, the winery was based on the ancient underground complex carved in limestone from earlier centuries.

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3. Winery Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac Bordeaux – France

It was developed by the renowned architect Ricardo Bofill . The vineyard is one of the largest of the Médoc with around 1 km², and produces about 35,000 cases annually. The name Lafite comes from the term Gascon “la hite” meaning “little hill”.

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4. Bodega Rocca di Frassinello, Gavorrano Grosseto – Italy

Renzo Piano ( Winner of architecture ” Pritzker Architecture Prize “), is responsible for the design of the room Barrel Aging , where possibly piano concerts and other events are also held. The project “retakes the traditional forms of Tuscan architecture in a modern structure of industrial inspiration”.

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5. Wine Cellars – YSIOS – Spain – La Rioja

Expectacular Wine cellar located in the area of La Rioja. The architect Santiago Calatrava designed it through the sublimation of the lines of a row of barrels. Like its interior, it also follows its avant-garde trail.

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6. Real Bodega de la Concha, Jérez de la Frontera – Cádiz

The prestigious architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel was responsible for the design of the winery, which opened in 1869 . The project was conducted in honor of Queen Elizabeth II of Spain. Revolutionary work for its time that lacks central support and the weight of the dome is supported by nerves supported in the surrounding wall. Its semicircular form of metallic structure, and the diaphanous and wide space, are characteristic in its designs. The interior keeps a total of 214 boots of amontillado La Concha and you can see the flags of the 115 countries to which the wine is exported Gonzalez Byass & .

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7. Bodegas Marqués de Riscal, Elciego – Rioja Álavesa (Rioja)

Frank Gehry was the architect chosen for the design of the winery. Again a winning architect ” Pritzker Architecture Prize “. It is perhaps the most modern and different wine cellar in the world and also serves as a great hotel to spend a few days and know the area of the winery and nearby.

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8. Wineries Chateau Pichon Longueville 

Wine cellar located in France in the Bordeaux region, this castle-winery is one of the most photographed in the world and now belongs to the Rouzaud family, also owns Louis Roederer Champagne house.