2018 IIDA Design Excellence Awards “Hospitality: Best in Category”
Located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, Fieldwork transformed an existing and derelict 11,700 sf former vitamin factory and gravel parking lot off busy Hwy 99, into a state of the art communal natural winemaking facility, tasting room and courtyard for Day Wines and 10 other winemakers.
The design of the architecture and landscape take inspiration from the owner and natural winemaker, Brianne Day. Day expressed the importance of working with organic and biodynamic vineyards, which is reflected in our use of natural and honest materials. The linearity of the architecture and landscape were inspired by vineyard planting, and carry from the courtyard into the cedar clad tasting room. Elements are derived from nature, such as the organically shaped copper clad tasting bar and detailing found in the custom copper ceiling light and bottle display. All reflect her minimalist winemaking process that will evolve and patina over time. In the tasting room, large floor to ceiling sliding glass doors stack to flood the space with natural light while allowing the interior to flow seamlessly to the courtyard. Just like natural wine, the project is about the connection to place, or terroir.
Location // Dundee, Oregon
Completed // 2017
Photographer // Jeremy Bittermann