A vineyard in Italy has created a free wine fountain for those who are walking the Cammino di San Tommaso, a popular route for pilgrims. The Dora Sarchese winery commissioned the well-known Italian architect, Rocco Valentini, to create the fountain – which means that this ‘rest-stop’ can also be considered as an artwork in its own right.
But let’s get back to the wine…
It is provided completely free of charge to thirsty pilgrims who are undertaking the walk which is almost 200 miles long. The journey begins in Rome. In addition to the wine, an area if provided for people to sit and socialise with others who are walking the same route.
Indeed. the winery stipulates that this is not a place to go to fill a few bottles and take them away (they must have read my mind!) but the wine is strictly to be consumed on the premises.