Award-winning wine writer Peter Richards skillfully narrates the revealing story of wineries around the world and how they came to be built across the centuries - from historic chateaux and monastery estates, through the depths of hidden cellars to modern and visionary futuristic structures. He offers a visual tour of eighty of the world's most striking, fascinating, and impressive wineries. Discussing both wine and architecture he also includes producer fact boxes with contact details, wine tips, and visitor information, plus a world map that provides easy reference to locate the wineries.
Table of Contents
Foreword 10; Introduction 11; The Icon Approach 14; Simply Great Estates; Chateau Margaux France Villa di Maser Italy; Chateau Ksara Lebanon Castel Noarna Italy; Schloss Vollrads Germany Schloss Johannisberg; Germany Abbazia di Novacella Italy Monchof Germany; FWW Austria Staatlicher Hofkeller Wurzburg Germany; Massandra Ukraine Cos d'Estournel France; Sounds of The Underground 40; The Labyrinthine World of the Wine Cellar; Domecq La Mezquita Spain Pommery France; Terra-Vinea France Chateau Ausone France; Redi Italy Mastroberardino Italy Gonzalez Byass Spain; Chateau Lafite Rothschild France Raimat Spain Codorniu Spain; Artesa USA Juan Alcorta Spain Salentein Argentina Jarvis USA; A Breath of Fresh Air 68; Breathing New Life into Traditional Surroundings; Clos Pegase USA Chateau Pichon-Longueville; Baron France Chateau d'Arsac France Hess Collection USA; Chivite Senorio de Arinzano Spain Badia a Coltibuono Italy; Loimer Austria Schloss Wackerbarth Germany Lopez de Heredia Spain; Herman J. Wiemer USA Rustenberg South Africa Tahbilk Australia; Mitchelton Australia Te Mata New Zealand; Ancient Made Modern 98; The Past Gets a Modern Makeover; Alois Lageder Lowengang Italy Summerhill Canada; Chateau Romanin France Domaine Viret Clos du Paradis France; Septima Argentina Ca Marcanda Italy Waterford South Africa; Mission Hill Canada Opus One USA Catena Zapata Argentina; Sterling USA Boutari Santorini Greece Shadowfax Australia; Gracia Chile; Immaculate Conceptions 130; Wineries that Lay Winemaking Bare; Vina Real Spain Louis Jadot la Sabliere France; Craggy Range New Zealand Terre da Vino Italy; Ransom New Zealand Chateau Haut Selve France; Dornier South Africa Staatsweingut Weinsberg Germany; Graham Beck Coastal South Africa Rymill Australia; Sileni New Zealand Santo Tomas Mexico Malivoire Canada; Haras de Pirque Chile; A New World 162; A Stylish Future for Planet Wine; Ysios Spain Marques de Riscal Spain Le Clos Jordanne Canada; Antion Spain Irius Spain Darien Spain Dominus USA; Disznoko Hungary Vergelegen South Africa Mezzacorona Italy; Almaviva Chile Perez Cruz Chile; Index & Acknowledgements 190
Peter Richards is amongst the UK's youngest award-winning wine writers. After working for a year as a journalist in Chile Peter returned to the UK where he worked for Justerini & Brooks. After winning Webster's Young Wine Writer Award 2001, Peter now contributes to publications such as Wine, Decanter, Harpers, and his own website whatsonwhen.com. To date his work has taken him as far afield as Chile, New Zealand, and Romania. He also translates and runs tastings and a wine consultancy service. Peter lives in London.