Cantina Icario, Italian Winery
The architectural complex that houses the Cantina Icario immersed in the Tuscan hills of Val d’Orcia is the result of a major renovation and expansion of the original building designed by to two different architectural firms, Studio Valle for the outside and Studio Guido Ciompi for the interior. The Winery is organized in four austere, geometric units built with solid stone walls and lightwells that let in abundant natural light from above. The four stone volumes, representing the four elements, are striking and yet manage to emerge unobtrusively from the soft slope of the hillside. The complex houses offices and areas for fermentation, aging, bottling and storage, but also ample reception areas for tasting and for the cultural events close to the hearts of the Cecchetti brothers, Roman owners of the winery and art lovers.