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THE MOST IMPRESSIVE WINERIES IN THE WORLD

Monuments to the fruit of the vine in some of the most high-end wine regions on earth. These are impressive facilities that have the sole purpose of connoting the gravitas of the wine within.These are places that are meant to overwhelm your senses, both by what you see and what you taste.

1.Bodegas Ysios

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This winery designed by Santiago Calatrava in the La Rioja region of Spain was conceived of as a place of worship for wine.

2.Chateau Margaux

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One of the most famous wineries in the world, the mansion of this first-growth winery is so well-known it appears on the bottle’s label.

3.Mission Hill Winery

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The focal point of this Canadian winery is the 12-story bell tower whose purpose serves to welcome guest to the vineyard and awaken their senses as the bells ring out.

4.Darioush Winery

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The building and grounds of this Napa winery are meant to resemble a Persian palace, an homage to the owner’s heritage.

5.Chateau Pichon-Lalande

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One of the most photographed wine chateaus in the entire world, this Bordeaux winery is now owned by the Rouzaud family, which also owns the Champagne house Louis Roederer.

6.Marques De Riscal

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When Spanish winery Marques De Riscal wanted every visitor to experience the innovative spirit and world of sensations the winery embodied, they turned to famed architect Frank Gehry.

7.Dornier Winery

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Designed by the winery’s founder, Christoph Dornier, this South African winery is meant to blend in with its surroundings.

8.Castello Di Amorosa

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Dario Sattui was determined to erect the most beautiful and interesting building in North America for showcasing great wines, so he built this castle in Napa.

9.Bodegas Irius

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One of the most modern wineries in Spain, the building is supposed to resemble a butterfly.

10.Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou

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Designed by famous Parisian architect Paul Abadie, this Bordeaux Chateau is so iconic that like Chateau Margaux, it also graces the wine’s label.