We knew it was coming, but now the Cité du Vin, or wine theme park, has been officially opened by the President of France, Francois Hollande in Bordeaux, France.
The €80million development on the left bank of the River Garonne is now welcoming members of the public, and tickets cost €20. That includes a glass of vino and a self-guided tour through 20 rooms on ten levels.
Various exhibitions beg to be touched, tasted, smelled and interacted with, and visitors will learn all about the culture and history of French fruit of the vine.
The building, shaped like a decanter and designed to mimic the flow of wine pouring from a bottle, dominates the landscape on the river’s banks.
Its position in the heart of French wine country means it’s likely to attract millions of wine lovers each year.
Guests can drink a glass of vin blanc or rouge high up in the building and enjoy spectacular views of the city while they’re at it.
And of course there are restaurants too; the Le 7 restaurant on the seventh floor has a panoramic view of Bordeaux and a 500-strong wine list, and Latitude20 serves snacks and 50 different wines by the glass as well as a cellar list of over 14,000 bottles.