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The starting point is taking a tense approach toward beauty and art, so that the elements of surprise, wonder, and the unexpected are also incorporated into the architectural work itself. Oscar Niemeyer

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world. Ernest Hemingway

True connoisseurs do not drink wine: they taste secrets. Salvador Dalí

Architecture is a sort of oratory of power by means of forms. Friedrich Nietzsche

Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space. Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe

A good wine is like a good film: it lasts for a moment and leaves a glorious taste in your mouth; it’s new with every sip, and, as with films, it’s born and reborn with everyone who tastes it. Federico Fellini

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light. Le Corbusier

Where we are, most men ought to be born happier and more joyful than elsewhere, but I believe that great happiness awaits those men who are born where good wines are to be found… Leonardo da Vinci

Architecture is a thing of art, a phonomenon of the emotions, lying outside questions of constructions and beyond them. The purpose of construction is to make things hold together; of a architectureto move us. Le Corbusier

Wine, especially in Italy, is the poetry of the earth. Mario Soldati

I declare, the time is here for architecture to recognize its own nature, to realize the fact that it is out of life itself for life as it is now lived, a humane and therefore an intensely human thing. Frank Lloyd Wright

Architecture is the continuation of nature in her constructive activity. Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably. Bertold Brecht

Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. John Keats


Toscana: Wine Architecture is a network of 14 wineries noted for their impressive architectural and design elements, all designed by leading masters of contemporary architecture. These are true “wine temples,” designed by top names like Mario Botta, Renzo Piano and Tobia Scarpa. These beautiful structures are perfectly integrated with their surrounding landscapes, implementing state-of-the-art technology in their construction and production processes. Additionally, many wineries host artistic installations and have developed interesting rapports with modern art, creating a vital, innovative and cost-effective cultural system. All 14 wineries have opened their doors for visits and tastings.

The wineries