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Remarkable Winery Designs


Full-bodied wines and gorgeous architecture in beautiful locations; woman with drive has curated a list of some of the most picturesque wineries in the world. Despite being renowned first and foremost for their wine, these appellations are bound to charm you with their statement design and scenery, even if drinking is not for you.


Darioush Winery

The first winery on our list comes from Wine Country – Napa. Darioush Winery, was designed by Iranian born Darioush Khaledi. With its striking columns, sky high ceilings and state of the art amphitheatre, it is clear he has drawn inspiration from the Persian palaces he grew up with in Shiraz to create this distinguished winery.

Darioush Winery

We recommend investing in the ‘The Quintessential’ experience – a tasting that invites you into Khaledi’s private cellar. By appointment, you’ll be able to select a wine of your choice to match with an array of tasting platters. We suggest picking the 1999 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Given a rating of 94 points, and stamped as ‘Highly Recommended’ by the Wine Spectator, we guarantee you won’t regret your decision.

In a location inundated with wineries, this one is particularly unique and definitely a ‘must see’.


Bodegas Marques De Riscal

Located in Elceigo, Spain, this striking hotel/winery was designed by American architect, Frank Gehry. Its pink hued roof – intending to be reminiscent of Rioja – captures the attention of many oenophile’s from all over the world, seeking an experience like no other.

Marques De Riscal

Opt for the ‘Full Luxury’ Tour, for your opportunity to truly appreciate your surroundings and make the most of your visit. Stay for two nights in the five-star hotel; which comprises of a spa, museum of viticulture and two fine dining restaurants. Experience four exclusive wine estate visits and take home a bottle of Marque De Riscal.

You may also be interested in: 10 Important Wine Facts You Need To Know


Chateau Margaux

This 19th century French villa, designed by architect Guy-Louis Combes, is classified as a French Historic Monument. Its interior was recently refurbished by reputed French architect and interior designer Francois-Joseph Graf, who effortlessly creates timeless French style décor.

Chateau Margaux

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If the beautiful architecture and design wasn’t enough to convince you to visit, it is worth noting that Chateau Margaux is one of only four Bordeaux wines to achieve first growth status, making this French Chateau a must for those with a fine taste in wine.


Devil’s Corner Cellar Door and Lookout

Located in Apslawn, Tasmania, Devils Corner and Brown Brothers wines have collaborated to create an essential experience along the Great Eastern Drive.

Its innovative design is developed from timber clad shipping containers, creating multiple lookouts that boast stunning views of the vineyard and Great Oyster Bay, looking on towards the Hazards Mountain Range. Since it’s opening in November 2015, the cellar door has already accumulated an impressive list of architectural awards, including two 2016 Tasmania Architecture Awards.

Devil's Corner Lookout

Image via: Tanja Milbourne

We suggest you enjoy your freshly shucked oysters by ‘The Fishers’ with a glass of award winning Devil’s Corner Riesling, whilst listening to the live music which plays on most weekends.


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