Spy Valley Winery
Marlborough, Aotearoa New Zealand
Landscape Architect : Wraight + Associates
Architect : Tennant Bevan Slessor
Client : Spy Valley Wineries
Project Status: Completed
The wider landscape of the Waihopai “Spy” Valley is vast and elemental; a wide plain defined by two distinctive ridgeline systems, one blue and one brown. The site’s immediate context is one of horticultural ordering against the industrial nature of the vineyard architecture.
- Create a high value, highly visible public entry to the winery’s commercial operation (tasting room).
- Provide onsite car parking.
- Provide outdoor seating area and spill-out space.
- A coordinated sequence of experience: the approach from the distant to the local; the arrival; the entry and the tasting.
- A distinctive landscape character and structure that references the horticultural context of the site and reinforces its natural assets.
- The landscape geometry is one of uncomplicated but definitive lines that work with the repetition of the horticultural landscape and industrial functions of the winery buildings.
- Bio-retention treatment of site generated storm water run-off.
- Roof-runoff from the building is collected and conveyed to a water feature adjacent the building’s entry.
- Overflow from the water feature is carried through a series of linear gravel channels from where it is discharge into the adjacent stream. The linear planted channels are a three-dimensional expression of the winery’s graphic identity and brand.
Silver Award NZILA for commercial/industrial/institutional design – 2006