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HALL Wines features Sustainable Building Design
A newly renovated, fully sustainable state-of-the-art Tasting Room & Visitors Center at HALL Wines & Vineyards in St. Helena.
Featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows that provide a sense of place in the valley, the modern Tasting Room offers world-class wines, entertaining education, one-of-a-kind tours and tastings, a culinary center, state-of-the-art and fully sustainable production facilities and an impressive collection of modern art throughout the property that has been both purchased and commissioned exclusively for HALL Wines. Most recently, a massive, 35 foot steel Rabbit, “Bunny Foo-Foo”, designed by artist Lawrence Argent, was installed at the entrance to the property.
St. Helena-based designer, Jarrod Denton of Signum Architecture, known for his focus on sustainable architecture, spearheaded the design of the Visitor Center with Architect Alison Maloney. The team was inspired by the winery’s location on the flat valley floor and wanted to create a space that felt like it was stretching between the Howell Mountains to the East and the Mayacamus Mountains to the West. The stone and steel structure is encased in a transparent glass curtain from floor to ceiling, allowing visitors to truly take in the beauty of the landscape. The only manufactured element – 18-foot tall glazing that ribbons around the new building keeps the design clean and minimal, allowing it to dissolve into the surrounding region.
Additionally, HALL Wines was also the first LEED Gold Certified Winery in Napa Valley and its vineyards are certified organic.