A remodel by Aidlin Darling Design at the Brecon Estate Winery in the Paso Robles wine-growing region of California has won a Merit Design Award for Architecture at the 2016 San Francisco AIA Design Awards.
The renovation focused on connecting a production facility and tasting room with the agricultural landscape.
A naturally weathering rain screen replaced gaudy, faux-historical details.
The tasting bar, part of Aidlin Darling Design's plan to experientially link the building to the land, occupies the transition between indoor and outdoor.
Brecon Estate Winery plans further updates, including an underground production facility and another tasting area nearby.