Built in 1989, the dome of the Boutari Winery on Santorini is layered with symbolism. First off, it’s white, which is symbolic of the island’s architecture; but since there’s a law on Santorini that says your building has to white, that should probably be considered a design restriction rather than a choice.
The design of the dome, however, is classically proportioned. And while dictated in part by an internal layout that allows for an amphitheater as well as tasting rooms, it serves as an iconic symbol for the island’s burgeoning wine industry. It also helps keep the interior cool, as does the white exterior, all good and fine for protection against the sun. But Santorini is a volcano you know, and that dome looks suspiciously like a Turkish grill. Big white egg? I’m just saying.