Food & Drink

Heaven Is an All-You-Can-Drink Wine Fountain

If Italy wasn’t already one of the world’s top destinations for wine lovers, it is now. Dora Sarchese—a vineyard located in Italy’s Abruzzo region on the Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage route between Ortona and Rome—recently installed a free, all-you-can-drink wine fountain. We repeat: a wine fountain. It flows 24/7 with a locally-produced red wine and is the only fountain of its kind in the country.

Dora Sarchese decided to construct the fountain after seeing a similar booze cascade in Spain. It was created in partnership with the non-profit organization that maintains the Cammino di San Tommaso, which is a 316-kilometre trail that’s considered a cultural and spiritual journey that ends at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. This fountain will come in very handy for weary travelers attempting to make the trek.

The fountain does come with some restrictions, though. Dora Sarchese stated that “drunkards” and “louts” are not permitted to partake in the unlimited wine supply, so everyone has to be on their best behavior when imbibing. We thought the wine tap that was recently installed in the Supercall office was cool—but this takes things to a whole new level.