A complete facelift and reorganization transformed this winery in Paso Robles into a stunning, modern production facility and tasting room. Aidlin Darling Design remodeled the existing structure and returned it to agricultural simplicity by using naturally weathering materials and simple, restrained design.
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.
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.
Photos by Adam Rouse