Staggeringly beautiful winery buildings take notes from their environment.
1. Firm: Nielsen : Schuh Architects
Project: Occidental Wines
Site: Bodega, California
Standout: Doors of reclaimed redwood lead to a private tasting room while beneath it, rows of cast-concrete portals insulate barrels of the Sonoma Pinot Noir being served upstairs.
2. Firm: Idom
Project: Beronia Rueda
Standout: Concrete-framed solar glass apertures embedded in the Cor-Ten steel exterior are both aesthetic and practical, letting in light but blocking direct sun, which could harm the Verdejo aging in custom concrete tanks.
3. Firm: Fábrica de Paisaje
Project: Viña Edén
Site: Pueblo Edén, Uruguay
Standout: Along with fermentation and storage areas, this vineyard includes a restaurant, its weathering steel and glass facade shaped like the area’s rocky mountain slopes.