In southern Italy’s ancient village of Matera, an underground wine cave has made a big splash in modernizing the local scene. Carved into the mountain, this contemporary wine sipping haven is catching attention from every wine and architecture buff around. Designed to highlight the history of this beautiful town, Enoteca dai Tossi is all the eye candy we can handle.
Photography by Delfino Sisto Legnani
A Wine Paradise
Serving up 250 types of Italian vino and a lovely list of Venetian cicchetti (small plates), Enoteca dai Tossi is an easy place to please the palate and watch a few hours float on by while learning about local gastronomy. Meander the three levels of the stone building while your hosts wax poetic over the hundreds of wine producers they know and love.
Stone and Green
From a design perspective, the two-hued space is minimalist and modern with its stone walls, floors and ceilings and splashes of bright Kelly green décor. It’s peaceful and understated, keeping the focus on the wine and the rooted feeling of being cozied up in a cave. Amphitheater style seating makes the space feel open and airy, while interesting elements like parquet flooring make Enoteca dai Tossi totally photogenic and landing it all over the design blogs and mags.
An Ancient Italian Village
The ancient Italian village of Matera dates all the way back to the 3rd century BC. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Yet this wine cave is a new addition, carved and hewn out of the rock in 2017. If ever you’ve wanted to go on an epic food and wine tour of Italy, this spot is an absolute must for the itinerary.