Winery Plants Vines On Its Roof

Winery Plants Vines On Its Roof
Design & Architecture

A sustainably-minded vineyard makes the most of its land around it by planting its crop on top of its own building.

Ross Brooks
  • 8 april 2013

Wineries are know for being green and blending seamlessly into their surroundings – but the Antinori Winery has taken this concept one step further – by turning their roof into a plot of cultivatable land.

They enlisted the help of Archea Associati to carry out the project, who planted several rows of vines right on the roof. The design features a series of cutouts that allow light to enter the heart of the winery. By doing so the building is able to maintain a consistent temperature – an important consideration which allows the barrels of wine within to mature properly.


Some features of the rooftop vineyard are also constructed using terracotta, a natural material that works well with the architecture and helps maintain the building’s climate without unnecessary intervention such as fans and other artificial means.

The project wasn’t cheap at a whopping €67,000,000 but serves as a testament to the vineyards ongoing legacy and dedication to producing the best quality wines, in the absolute best conditions possible.


Antinori Winery

+Environmental / Green

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