10 West Coast Wineries With Architecture as Noteworthy as the Wines They Produce

These modern wineries offer a full-bodied experience.

The indoor/outdoor structure embraces the wine-making process and provides a strong sense of space. The exterior wood is repurposed 100-year-old wine tanks.

A weekend away at a vineyard doesn’t have to be just about the wine tasting—rather, it should be an opportunity to escape to a beautiful destination complete with impressive modern architecture. So, whether you’re a fan of a full-bodied pinot noir, a zesty chardonnay, or just great design, these modern wineries on the West Coast will soon be on your “go-to” list. 

Ashes & Diamonds

Location: Napa, California

Architecture: Barbara Bestor

Inspired by the iconic, modern architecture of Albert Frey and Donald Wexler, Ashes & Diamonds winery is a bright, white, geometric display that marks the cinematic valley landscape of rolling hills and vineyard rows. The winery consists of two rectangular buildings: A two-level wine production facility with an industrial aesthetic and large portholes that reference works by Frey, and a smaller, single-level, stucco-clad tasting room topped with a folded-plate, pavilion-style canopy that mirrors the valley hills and mitigates sunlight.

The tasting room is shaded by a folded-plate canopy that recalls the modernist designs of architect Donald Wexler.

The tasting room is shaded by a folded-plate canopy that recalls the modernist designs of architect Donald Wexler.

Photo: Bruce Damonte

The interior of the tasting room is outfitted with Eero Saarinen-designed chairs, North African rugs, Douglas fir siding, and a terrazzo floor.

The interior of the tasting room is outfitted with Eero Saarinen-designed chairs, North African rugs, Douglas fir siding, and a terrazzo floor.

Photo: Bruce Damonte

An aerial view of the Ashes & Diamonds winery and tasting room.

An aerial view of the Ashes & Diamonds winery and tasting room.

Photo: Bruce Damonte

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