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The Brecon Estate Winery is located on the “Emerald Necklace” of Paso Robles’ wine growing region. The owners decided to completely renovate the existing structures and create a stronger relationship with the landscape. In order to create a modern space with a laid back atmosphere, the architects stripped away the existing faux-historic decoration and replaced it with earthen plaster and an untreated cedar rain screen, which will age naturally as time goes on.

Brecon Estate Winery, green renovation, winery, AIASF Design Award, Aidlin Darling Design, natural materials, rain screens, wine tasting, green architecture, pocketing doors, cedar

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The tasting area is organized around a large oak tree and connects indoor and outdoor spaces including a large cantilevered deck, pocketing doors, and a tasking bar. Thanks to its simplicity and restraint combined with smart organization, the project received the 2016 San Francisco AIA Design Award.

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Photos by Adam Rouse