Quixote Winery is better by Design
Many of you know the Stags Leap wine region for their world class Cabernets, but one of Stag Leap’s small wineries is drawing international attention for more than its wine. Quixote Winery is the only building in America designed by Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Hundertwasser, who passed away in 2000, was known for his eccentric design; no two windows are the same, olive trees grow on the roof and straight lines are no where to be found. He focused on using natural light to illuminate the tasting room, bringing a lively upbeat feel to the experience.
Visitors can relax in the patio garden that features a striking mosaic of tinted glass. Hundertwasser used blue tiles to “drip” from the roofline to represent the nearby reservoir. “His philosophy is: Straight lines are anathema.”
> Owner Carl Doumani said “If they walk in here and they’re happy, they’re going to like our wines more.”
This is a great approach that is seemingly lost to many wineries in the Napa Valley. The design of Quixote winery leaves a lasting memory to visitors, bringing them that much closer to Quixote’s wine.
If you are in the Napa Valley, and would like to visit Quixote Winery, call 707-944-2659 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment