A New Tome Celebrates the Architectural Beauty of Wineries

By Jeanne Cooper | November 18, 2019 | Food & Drink Interiors Architecture California Destinations Wine and Spirits Weekend Escapes Wine Country

A new book salutes the design of 25 stunning wineries.

Quintessa winery features wine-tasting pavilions by Walker Warner Architects.

In this Golden Age of California wine, architects also contribute to the gleam through wineries that reflect their terroir rather than Old World affinities or affluence, according to Heather Sandy Hebert’s The New Architecture of Wine: 25 Spectacular California Wineries ($60, Gibbs Smith).

Napa and Sonoma wineries predominate in this coffee table tome, from the new agrarian Ram’s Gate Winery in Carneros, designed by Howard Backen, to Hamel Family Wines in Sonoma, focused on sustainability and designed by Gould Evans. It’s a toast, says the author, to winemakers’ and architects’ “mutual endeavor to live consciously and express what the land wants to say.”

Photography by: Matthew Millman (reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith)