Inspired by the long rows of grape vines planted on the site, the design of the new Southbrook Vineyards is as much about landscape as it is about architecture. Located on a 150-acre estate in the heart of Ontario’s Niagara wine country, the 8,000-square-foot facility includes a winery and a pavilion housing retail and hospitality areas.
The floor-to-ceiling glass façade of the pavilion allows for a seamless integration between the building and the landscape, visually communicating Southbrook’s desire to minimize its impact on the land. This is a LEED Gold facility for a biodynamic, organic winemaker. Oak barrels encased in glass and burgundy-toned niches for bottle display enhance the visual appeal. The winery’s grace note is a 200-metre-long pigmented periwinkle landscape wall that changes hue with the light of day and serves as a gateway to the Niagara wine region.