Similar to the redwoods in northern California that are converted into restaurants, a historic cave in Matera, Italy was recently transformed into a gorgeous, underground winery.
Three levels of the cave were converted and the design is in a circular formation. The interior is encased in stone and glass panels divide the space into two rooms .
A large stone staircase leads visitors throughout the winery. Wine bottles are stacked on the stone shelves encircling the space.
The interior furniture and decor are painted in an emerald green color, which stands out vividly in contrast to the neutral, beige color of the stone.
The color and the design is intended to resemble wine bottles. Terracotta tiles extend throughout the space and the ceiling fixtures are made of hand blown Venetian glass.
The winery is intended to provide guests with a natural atmosphere honoring the ancient city of Matera where they can enjoy fine Italian wines in a unique and captivating environment . The scheme was created by Belgian studio Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu.