The Chateau Cheval Blanc Winery is Hill-Hugging Chic

By: Shiori Mine - Published: Jul 22, 2012 • References: chateau-cheval-blanc and contemporist
Hugging the hills with its curvaceous profile, the Chateau Cheval Blanc Winery in Saint-Emilion, France, is one vineyard you cannot miss checking out. The twisting structure not only houses a high-tech winery, but also doubles as a floating rooftop garden.

The futuristic curved silhouette emulates the rolling hills of the Southwestern region. The undulating form continues into the heart of the structure, as visitors encounter the curvaceous fermentation vessels. Traditional wooden barrels sit row by row on the floors in the underground cellar, resting peacefully as it ages and develops.

Designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc, the Chateau Cheval Blanc Winery is an eye-catching landmark resting on the hills of this historic wine making region. This contemporary vineyard is architecturally enchanting and breaks all traditional boundaries.