Architecture

Winery design

Depending on the region, wineries bring together multi-purpose premises: a wine-pressing area, a fermentation and wine conservation winery, a cellar and a bottling and storage area.
The design of traditional wineries associated both natural control of temperature and hygrometry and optimal transfer of the grape harvest, wine and bottles. Thus, in olden times, wine-growers preferred to harness gravity, with the wine-pressing and bottling premises on the surface, the wine fermentation premises partially or completely underground, with the cellar deep underground.
And while modernity has freed wine-growers from these natural constraints, with air-conditioning, pumps, etc., the new sustainable designs are inspired by this traditional configuration, which naturally limits energy consumption.

Beyond this traditional concept, the creation of new wineries and cellars, and this is reflected in the design of certain labels, reflects the design inspiration of a more modern form of oenology.

Thus, some real works of art fashion the aesthetic aspect of certain wine-growing panoramas.

Château Lascombe, Bordeaux, France
Vat room, Greece
Winery, Opus One, California