Woollaston Estate Winery

Completed 2006

With a dream of developing a gravity fed winery, our client bought an apple orchard in Mahana. Our brief called for a building that blended into the landscape without dominating it and that was itself beautiful and honest to its function and to the materials that had been used to make it. 

The landscape was a key design force. We were able to build into the hillside to keep a low profile and then cover the bulk of the structure and wine making facilities with a blanket of native grasses and flaxes.

Contractors: Kidson Construction Ltd. 

Photographer: Elspeth Collier 

Awards: NZIA Resene Local Award for Architecture – Commercial/
Industrial 2007