Bottles of wine age in Crusoe Treasure’s underwater cellar in Plentzia Bay, on the coast of Spain’s Basque region. Photo: AFP
Bottles of wine age in Crusoe Treasure’s underwater cellar in Plentzia Bay, on the coast of Spain’s Basque region. Photo: AFP

Underwater wineries tap a growing niche market for wines aged beneath the waves

Keeping wines in seabed cellars adds complexity and speeds up the ageing process, say advocates of a practice spreading around Spain’s coasts and also used in France, Italy and Chile. Premium prices cover the extra cost

Bottles of wine age in Crusoe Treasure’s underwater cellar in Plentzia Bay, on the coast of Spain’s Basque region. Photo: AFP
Bottles of wine age in Crusoe Treasure’s underwater cellar in Plentzia Bay, on the coast of Spain’s Basque region. Photo: AFP
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