Producing great wine is just one way a winery can make an impression on a visitor. Another way to leave a mark in a visitor’s mind is to impress them with unforgettable architecture. Winery owners take all sorts of approaches when building their temples – from mock Mediterranean Revival style to massive contemporary barns and completely one-off, whimsical designs that look like they were plucked straight from a Brothers Grimm fairytale, there are so many great examples to be found around the world.

Faustino Winery



photos courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Designed by: Foster + Partners

Location: Ribera del Duero, Spain

Quixote Winery



Photo Courtesy Quixote Winery Estate

Designed by: Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Location: St. Helena, CA

Bodegas Ysios


photos courtesy Bodegas Ysios

Designed by: Santiago Calatrava

Location: Laguardia, Spain

Opus One


Designed by: Scott Johnson

Location: Oakville, CA

Marqués de Riscal


Photo courtesy of Marqués de Riscal

Designed by: Frank Gehry

Location: Araba, Spain

Ram’s Gate Winery



Photos by Tracy Gallagher

Designed by: Howard Backen

Location: Sonoma, CA

O. Fournier Winery



Photo courtesy O. Fournier

Designed by: Bormida & Yanzón

Location: Mendoza, Argentina

Ledson Winery


Photo courtesy Ledson Winery

Designed by: Steve Ledson

Location: Sonoma, CA

Bodega Catena Zapata


Designed by: Pablo Sanchez

Location: Mendoza, Argentina

Kenzo Estate


Photo courtesy Backen, Gillam & Kroeger

Designed by: Backen, Gillam & Kroeger

Location: Napa, CA

Exploring these 10 examples of stunning winery architecture has been a captivating journey into the world of design and craftsmanship. From sleek modern structures to timeless traditional designs, each winery showcased its unique character. As wine enthusiasts, we’ve witnessed the seamless integration of functionality and aesthetics, creating spaces that not only produce exquisite wines but also inspire awe and admiration. These architectural marvels stand as testaments to the ingenuity and creativity of their creators, leaving us with a deep appreciation for the artistry that goes into crafting these exceptional wineries. Cheers to the beauty and elegance that awaits us in every sip and every architectural detail.