As if you needed another reason to visit Italy — Dora Sarchese Vineyard, on the 9th of October 2016, announced that they have built Italy’s first ever wine fountain, pouring wine for free around the clock. As enticing as that is, Abruzzo, which is found along Central Italy’s Eastern shoreline of the Adriatic sea, is also one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.
This really is a first for Italy, but it’s not the first wine fountain found around the Old World (there is a wine fountain in Ronda, Spain, an ancient Roman winery). In fact, this particular wine fountain was inspired by Bodegas Irache, another winery located within Navarra, Spain.
The concept was brought to life by Dora Sarchese’s owner Nicola D’Auria and his architect Rocco Antonini.
The main difference between Italy’s wine fountain and some of the others throughout Europe is that it will consistently flow with wine. Not only will the tap be continuous, drinking the wine is also free.
The wine fountain was conceptualized by the owner of Dora Sarchese Vineyards, Nicola D’Auria, and his architect Rocco Antonini. It is placed along a popular pilgrimage route (196-mile) called the “Cammino di San Tommaso,” It is popular with Roman Catholic visitors who walk the entire path on foot from Rome to Ortona — where St. Thomas’, who was an apostle of Jesus, remains were laid to rest.