Quintessa Pavilions by Walker Warner Architects

Enjoy a private wine tasting experience in nature

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The pavilions are a series of independent 250-square-foot structures, each of the three pavilions is designed to provide an immersive, privately hosted wine-tasting experience in the landscape. As modest additions to an established 280-acre winery estate in Napa Valley, each pavilion reflects the founder’s desire for architecture that will harmonize with the natural surroundings of the property. Accordingly, each pavilion is carefully sited to protect visitors from the elements while also preserving the existing mature oak trees. The result is a unique wine-tasting experience that can be utilized year-round during weather extremes.

▼由葡萄园远眺项目,viewing  the project from the vineyard © Matthew Millman

▼项目坐落于河边的小丘上,The project is located on a hill by the river © Matthew Millman


Upon arrival, guests are guided via a forested pedestrian pathway, to a private tasting pavilion nestled into the land, where they can enjoy the serene setting and expansive views of the vineyards and lake below. Each pavilion is elegantly unobtrusive and offers an immersive wine tasting experience that celebrates the land.

▼品酒亭概览,overall of the pavilion © Matthew Millman

▼建筑与周边环境融为一体,The building blends into its surroundings © Matthew Millman


The design of the pavilions echoes the existing winery in its environmental sensitivity and material palette of durable, sustainable materials that age and weather well. Running parallel to the ridgeline, a bold blade-like concrete wall made with fly ash forms the pavilion entry where a doorway is carved out to reveal the panoramic view from the terrace to the vineyards beyond. The prefabricated steel structure creates long roof overhangs that protect visitors from the elements while expansive walls of operable doors help to maximize the openness for light, views and cross ventilation.

▼项目入口,entrance of the pavilion © Matthew Millman

▼可活动的幕墙与遮阳百叶保证了视线的开放,Movable curtain walls and sun shading louvres ensure open views © Matthew Millman

台基由Napa syar石制成的低挡土墙与当地预制的混凝土砌块铺制的地面组合而成。墙面与天花板则采用了再生沉石柏木,这种材料兼顾了耐久性与保温性,为室内营造出温暖的氛围。室内家具均由经FSC认证的Afromosia团队设计定制,灵活的组合形式能适应不同规模的聚会活动。展亭周围配植了抗旱的本地草种,旨在为展亭与葡萄园之间形成自然的衔接。

The low retaining walls are made of Napa syar stone and the terrace surface is made of locally prefabricated concrete pavers. Casework and ceilings are made of reclaimed Sinker cypress chosen for its durability and warmth. Custom furnishings made from FSC Certified Afromosia are designed to accommodate a range of group sizes. The surrounding plantings are drought resistant native grasses intended to soften the transition from the pavilions to the vineyards.

▼展亭室内概览,overall of the pavilion interior © Matthew Millman

▼定制的高端家具适应不同规模的品酒聚会,Custom furnishings accommodate a range of group sizes © Matthew Millman

▼室内细部,details of the interior © Matthew Millman

▼由百叶窗看远处的葡萄园,The vineyard can be seen in the distance through the shutters © Matthew Millman

▼夜景,night view © Matthew Millman

Walker Warner Architects design team:
Greg Warner, Principal
Mike McCabe, Principal
Project team:
Walker Warner Architects (architecture)
Cello & Maudru Construction (general contractor)
Maca Huneeus Design (interior design)
Lutsko Associates (landscape)
Applied Civil Engineering (civil engineering)
Daedalus Structural engineering (structural engineering)
McEwen Lighting Studio (custom lighting)
Arc Wood & Timbers (wood)
Napa Valley Cast Stone (pavers)
Location:Napa Valley, California
Photography:Matthew Millman

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