Situated on a 17 hectare rolling plot, the winery was partly buried in order to prevent unnecessary digging. Combined with insulation provided by the vegetated roof, this smart intervention goes far to reduce the thermal load and attendant energy consumption.
Canadian wells dug along the length of the winery produce even more cooling, and large windows that open to a wooden balcony let in plenty of natural lighting (not to mention unparalleled views.) The wind turbine on the building doesn’t provide too much additional energy, but it does illuminate this romantic property long after the lights go out.
Photos: © Philippe Caumes