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Boutari’s Dome

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.

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  • Snooth User: curioussky
    810679 20

    Interesting article was surprised that the Frank Gehry designed hotel at Marques de Riscal was not included. http://www.arcspace.com/architects/... Like it or hate it's pretty cool.

    Jun 28, 2011 at 2:14 PM


  • Snooth User: kevgraeme
    212485 1

    Or Dominus by Herzog & de Meuron?

    http://www.dominusestate.com/

    Jun 28, 2011 at 4:15 PM


  • Snooth User: brightonb
    198619 1

    curioussky said....
    "Interesting article was surprised that the Frank Gehry designed hotel at Marques de Riscal was not included"

    Probably because it's...NOT A WINERY !!!!

    Jun 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM


  • Snooth User: Jazzgal
    616050 13

    How about some addresses/locations?

    Jun 28, 2011 at 5:17 PM


  • Snooth User: Squash87
    525869 12

    Actually,brightcomb, Marques de Riscal IS a winery. It happens to be one of the oldest in the Rioja region of Spain. Check out the link provided by curiousky. A point can be made for its inclusion on the list.

    Jun 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM


  • Interesting choices, although I personally feel that Darouish reminds me of "Disney meets Fry's Electronics". All this foofery while charging you $65 for a bottle of average wine. At least you can't say it's boring.

    Jun 28, 2011 at 6:41 PM


  • Snooth User: VegasOenophile
    Hand of Snooth
    202759 12,195

    Of a list for "top... of the world" it was a little CA heavy, but that said, some owned by foreigners haha.

    Jun 28, 2011 at 8:38 PM


  • Snooth User: scott93004
    854190 63

    Castello di Amorosa is deserving of consideration as well.

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:50 PM


  • Pretty sure Greg included Dominus in a previous edition...best winery building in California for sure. And yes, the Clos Pegase building is a postmodern atrocity.

    Jul 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM


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