Components: Production plus fermentation, public tasting, private wine club lounge, viewing terrace, kitchen
On the valley floor, this building sits between two mountains, drawing tasters from all sides. Upon entry, guests are drawn into a quieter, darker space close to the winemaking process and then released back out toward the openness of the valley.
The buildings' natural materials — weathering steel, warm concrete, and stone — unite it with the adjacent, historic building. The curtain of transparent, low iron structural glazing is stunning and dynamic. The glass reveals the warm interior materials and reflects the splendor of the landscape.
There is a strong link between tasting and production areas. The vines seem to roll out from beneath the viewing terrace, immersing the visitor in winemaking, from vineyard to glass. The facility is scheduled to receive LEED Gold certification.
Design by Jarrod Denton plus Alison Maloney
Credits Builder: Hathaway Dinwiddie Landscape: Office of James Burnett Interior design: Nicole Hollis Art curator: Shore Art Advisory Structural engineer: Buro Happold Mechanical/plumbing: TEP Engineering Electrical and civil engineer: Summit Engineering Inc. Lighting: HLB Lighting Design Energy consultant: Gilleran Energy Management LEED consultation: Simon and Associates, Inc. Photography: Adrian Gregoretti plus Tubay Yabut