Italy's free wine fountain
A peak in at the wine fountain. Facebok / Fausto Di Nella

A vineyard in Italy has opened a wine fountain with local red flowing all round the clock – and it's free. The fontana del vino can be found in the Abruzzo region along a pilgrimage route.

According to, the fountain on the Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage route was inspired by a similar fountain opened on the Spanish Camino de Santiago route.

The vineyard that opened the fountain, Dora Sarchese, called the fountain "a welcome" and "poetry". However it added that it was not a place for drunkards, nor was it a publicity stunt.

The fountain is not just a project from the vineyard but a joint endeavour with non-profit organisation that maintains the Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage route. It's not the first wine fountain in Italy but the owners say it's the first "proper" one that offers a 24/7 flow. In vino veritas?

If you're looking for the best wine in the world, don't worry too much about getting to Italy – it's only £4.37 from Asda. Though there's no word yet if any of these wines are suitable for cats.

The free wine fountain at Dora Sarchese
The free wine fountain at Dora Sarchese vineyard Facebook / Fausto Di Nello