Architecture Designed to create wine
When surveying the site for the new winery, architect Ignacio Quemada was struck by the natural beauty of the landscape. When he saw where the new winery would be built, his first thought was “What a beautiful place! Where do I put 45,000 sq.m. without ruining it?” His answer was simple: underground.
Quemada’s decision to build the new winery underground had two major benefits. First of all, it would naturally achieve the ideal conditions for making and ageing wine. And secondly, it made it possible to integrate the new winery within the landscape, which is so fundamental for the environment.
It is a perfect mix of an industrial need and architectural beauty and is best described by the creator himself: "On the one hand, the architecture addresses all the winemaking needs, but on the other one, it is a piece of architectural art".