Black Hills Wine Experience Centre
Adding to the strong heritage of the existing Black Hills Estate Winery (which we also designed, winning the Lieutenant Governor's Award of Merit for Architecture in 2008) the Wine Experience Centre at Black Hills Estate Winery is designed to provide a welcoming space for visitors to relax, learn about wine, and achieve the ultimate wine-tasting experience. The new facility offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside—a major attraction for guests—and a venue for events and activities.
Highlighting the character of the surrounding picturesque desert views, it is constructed with the same palette of materials as the existing winery, a steel structure supporting precast concrete panels. Interior spaces are softened by the use of wood. Deep overhangs and heat resistant glazing offer relief from harsh sunlight, and a pool offers respite from the intense summer heat.
- 2013 Merit Award, Wine Industry category - Southern Interior Construction Association Commercial Building Awards
- 2013 TOMMIE Silver Finalist, Commercial/Retail category - Canadian Home Builders' Association Central Okanagan