The changes in wine market, the gaining importance of enotourism and bringing the place where final product is made closer to the consumer, have all given a new concept of the winery. From a place where only the workers were allowed to enter we have got to extravagant buildings which are designed to offer a greater and better customer support as well as caring about the wine storage conditions.
Among several additional services, the building style can be also a differentiating attribute as these 3 wineries prove:
Sommos Winery, Somontano
In the heart of Somontano, in Huesca region, we can find the Sommos Winery.
A prism made of glass and steel perfectly fitted in its environment and designed by J. Mariano Pascual, a great architect that managed to make the building look like a butterfly. The biggest part of it is built on the terrain that hides an area of its 30,000 square meters under the surrounding vineyard.
Ysios Winery, La Rioja
Ysios Winery is located in La Rioja and is known for its waving roof with Sierra de Cantabria mountains on the background. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava in 2001. The name of the aforementioned winery is a tribute of the Great mother Goddess Isis, and legend tells us she looked after the success of transforming the grape into wine.
Hotel Marqués de Riscal Winery, Rioja Alavesa
Since its opening in 2006 the Marqués de Riscal Hotel facility masterpiece designed by Frank Gehry has become one of the most symbolic landscapes regarding the architecture of wineries. Its particular shape, perfectly associated to Gehry style, has become the standard of this winery and an attraction for tourists from every place.