Wine Fountains Now Actually Exist, Making Every Wine Lover's Dreams Come True
Friends, I come to you today with some very important news: wine fountains, aka the creation you've always dreamed of, have finally been made into reality. That's right. A fountain that spouts free wine (!!) instead of water actually exists, but there's a catch: you have to go all the way to Italy to see it.
As Cosmo reports, the Dora Sarchese vineyard in the town of Caldari di Ortona recently installed a fountain that dispenses locally-made wine to residents and visitors for free, at any hour of the day. Sounds pretty freakin' awesome, right?
But while it may sound like the stuff that every wino's dreams are made of, the fountain was actually erected for a reason much more meaningful than just providing a glass of red to booze-lovin' visitors. Per Cosmo, the fountain is located alongside the route of a well-known religious pilgrimage, called the Cammino di San Tommaso. It was put there with the specific intention of providing a spot for those on the religious journey to briefly stop and quench their thirst.
It's a nice idea and it's proven to be an extremely popular one, both among locals and travelers. According to Local, thousands of pilgrims and tourists travel up over a hundred miles from Rome to visit Ortona's special fountain every year. And who could blame them? A wine fountain certainly isn't something you see every day (unfortunately).
Catch a glimpse of the fountain in photos posted to the vineyard's official social media account below:
By the way, this isn't the first wine fountain to ever pop up in Italy. Though Ortona's is the only one that will be open year-round, other cities have been known to dispense wine through their local fountains during special occasions, like annual festivals. Now, that sounds like fun. I can only hope stateside vineyards will catch on to the idea as well.