The Ripalte Winery was built in 2010; conceived and created by the famous architect and designer Tobia Scarpa.
Simplicity, functionality and integration into the landscape are the three characteristics of this project: a parallelepiped inserted in a wild landscape, reminiscent of the architecture of the nearby mines “Calamita”and “Ginevro”.
The winery take part at a group called “Cantine d'Autore” that includes all the Tuscan wineries that have special architectural relevance:. The group was created by the organization “City of Wine.
The building is developed on three levels and responds to the logic of transfer of products by means of gravity.
The roof of the winery is a large terrace used for withering of the grapes. The terrace has a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding vineyards and of the coasts of the island.
The new winery is' a real working tool, all the production steps have their own space and a logical pathway. The visit of the winery follows this pathway faithfully, allowing understanding of the processing cycle. The visit ends with a hall dedicated to the tasting and a small shop for direct wine sale.