Top 10 architectural wonders of the wine world

14th April, 2015 by Lauren Eads

Bodegas Irius (now Bodega Sommos), Spain

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Located in Spain’s Somontano DO in the province of Huesca, in the north east region of Aragon, Bodegas Irius is one of Spain’s most modern and innovative wineries opening in 2008. Much of the winery is built into the ground hiding much of its 30,000 square metres underneath the vineyards that surround it. Designed by J. Mariano Pascual, the building is supposed to resemble a butterfly and cost €90 million.

7 Responses to “Top 10 architectural wonders of the wine world”

  1. jmortega fournier says:

    Thank you very much for selecting our O. Fournier winery. You are all invited to visit us in Mendoza.

  2. John Ringgold says:

    Why do you add each featured wonder on a separate page that must be clicked to? Why not stack them in more of a standard article format. This was very hard to navigate on my computer, and when I find pages like this on my phone, I rarely click through.

  3. Matteo says:

    You missed Antinori,, the opened up 2 years ago the new facilities in Bargino, the Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar.

  4. Great wineries! Discover Adega Mayor in Portugal, by the great Portuguse architect Siza Vieira, a stunning winery in Alentejo, Portugal: http://goo.gl/0ldeKR

  5. Hi! We represent the promotional campaign of Somontano wines in the US, and would just like to clarify that the winery name is not Irius anymore, as it is called Sommos now. And people in the US are going to be able to enjoy the wonderful ‘Glárima’ wines from the winery Sommos real soon!

  6. Mark O'Neill says:

    Bodegas Irius is now called Bodegas Sommos having recently changed ownership. The winery sits perched on top of hill and can be seen from miles with the Pyrenees in the background. It really is a stunning winery the visit, surrounded by 350ha of vineyards. The winemaking facilities are superb and winemaking Oscar Martinez makes excellent wines.

  7. David Mayes says:

    I don’t buy this list of “architectural wonders of the wine world.” First the concept is hyperbolic. Second some on the list are simply horrible expressions of architecture for a winery. Greco-Roman pillars? A fake medieval castle? Something that looks like metal shed after a tornado? Opus One is omitted completely, and much of Mission Hill’s architecture is based on the Mondavi winery….as noted by many visitors.

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