Château Faugères

 



THE CATHEDRAL OF WINE : A LANDMARK IN SAINT-EMILION

The monumental winery designed by Mario Botta is situated at the top of the plateau overlooking Château Faugères, built in the 18th-century chartreuse style. It is a harmonious addition to the countryside, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mario Botta, "Master of Light and Gravity", has succeeded in turning the Château Faugères winery into a masterly work of art - a veritable cathedral of wine. "For me, the project invites a comparison between 'rational' architecture built by man and the 'natural' evolution of the countryside," explains Mario Botta, "with one enriching the other."


For Silvio Denz, the purpose of the new winery is to serve the never-ending quest to improve the quality of the wine at every stage of production, deploying the very latest technology. Michel Rolland also worked on the specifications, with absolute priority given to the capacity, the layout and the optimisation of internal procedures.