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Barrel No 12

Bacchus

“Wine to our daily feasts, brings cheerful laughter”

The Roman god of merriment, Bacchus, is carved onto vat no. 12 in the Cathedral Cellar. Bacchus is the mythical patron of wine and viticulture, also known as Dionysus, who was also later considered a patron of the arts.

This particular carving therefore aptly illustrates wine-making as an art, with the best products having the ability to elicit great joy from its drinker.