A hiltop vineyard near Paso Robles in California has recently acquired a new addition that supports and facilitates a small-lot production of wine. The Law Winery, designed by San Francisco-based BAR Architects, is nestled amidst the gorgeous landscape of the Paso Robles region and merges natural materials with steel and glass. The design was created to allow the structure to blend in with the rugged landscape surrounding the winery.
The 55-acre site offers full panorama views of the region and the vineyard. Here, the elongated volumes of the new winery blur the line between the inside and outside, and create spacious interiors that reflect the winemaking characteristics of Law Winery.
The sloping roof was introduced in order to optimize the amount of natural light reaching the interior, while the large glazes surfaces allow visitors to experience the entire building as one space and enjoy views of the winery’s different features, from barrel caves to tasting rooms and the vineyard itself. The building’s simple floor plan and multi-floor levels support a small production of non-traditional varietals. The winery is expected to produce up to 10,000 cases of wine at full build-out.
Photos by Doug Dunn