Gallery: La Tonnelle Wine Tasting Room Tucks Into the Terraced Cliffs o...

 
The screen also adds intimacy to the tasting room and prevents the hot sun from overheating the space. Below is a small theater which presents the grape growing culture and history of the region.

The design scheme integrates the tasting rooms into the land, emulating the rocky cliff where grape vines enjoy the warm and moisture-laden air. The multi-level building has few exterior clues as to its use. The concrete walls use a new system which emulates the aged character of the landscape. Local stone is set in the concrete, and the surface is scratched before setting up to give the walls a rough, natural finish. This handmade exterior is a reflection of the copious stone work in the region.

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