St Helena, California
Grounded in the terroir of a world-class wine-growing region, the tasting room and visitors’ center for hall wines pushes the design envelope for a Napa valley winery while respecting the importance of place and tradition. The interiors scheme celebrates innovation and craftsmanship while retaining close ties to the location and the land.
Complementing the world-class art collection, interior finishes are elegant and highly honed from integral color plaster to mirror-polish stainless steel. These materials marry with moments of theater such as the brilliant, all-red restrooms. Linking technology and nature, a 43-foot-long table that looks like it was made from a single massive log, offers a feat of organic engineering.