We’ll never be able to look at water fountains the same ever again–not when there’s a 24-hour fountain that’ll give out all the free wine you could ever want. Too bad it’s all the way in Italy.
The fountain started giving people free red wine after opening at the Dora Sarchese winery in Italy, and we desperately want in. Though we’d love to indulge our gluttonous side by filling up on some free wine, the fountain was built for a much more noble cause: for pilgrims walking the Cammino di San Tommaso (a.k.a. Way of St. Thomas). In other words, this is by no means a spot to binge drink and party–it’s a place to rest and meet likeminded individuals.
The 310-km pilgrimage passes through the winery, so instead of getting pilgrims to take a detour around the estate, the fountain was built as a way to bring pilgrims who love wine and art together.
“The fountain is made by the famous Italian architect Rocco Valentini, so actually, it’s not just a place to drink but [also] a piece of modern art thanks to his work,” explained a spokesperson from Dora Sarchese.
Let’s raise our glasses to the winery’s generosity and hope that this becomes part of a much larger, global trend of building free wine fountains everywhere. It’s nice to dream.