I think wineries are absolutely beautiful, with Lakeridge Winery outside of Orlando, Florida ranking high on that list. With its rows of tempting grapes overlooking the beautiful countryside and lakes of Lake County.
Perhaps I am always in awe of these wineries because I connected the rows of vegetation with their end product--glorious, glorious wine.
But I also think that its something about seeing out in the open nature and man's connection. The relationship required to grow wine is a labor of love, and I appreciate that labor and think its amazing that they both work together to create a product that makes so many people happy. (Always makes me think of that line in Eat, Pray, Love where she is teaching her Italian speaking partner and points to a carafe of wine, labeling it "therapist." So true!).
I also admire winery owners following their dreams and opening a winery. So many people say that they would like to open a winery "one day," and then there are those that actually do it. Movies romanticize the profession, but the truth is, retiring and opening a winery sounds pretty darn good to a lot of wine lovers.
P.S. If you would like to watch a great winery "labor of love" story, watch A Walk in the Clouds. It got some flack, but I think it's a great movie and gives beautiful insight into this world.