MacPhail Family Wines - MacPhail Winery

Healdsburg, CA - Completed 2008

On an acre of rural farmland in Northern California, this 5000 square foot winery was designed as a production facility and tasting room for MacPhail Family Wines. The winery shares one acre of land and all the utilities with the owner/winemaker's home.

The design approach for this winery refers to a rural barn aesthetic, to local vernacular architecture and industrial utilitarian structures. The result is a modest, efficient winery. The building employs passive solar design to achieve the delicate balance between natural light and direct heat gain. Clerestory windows run the length of the fermentation room for daylighting, and deep overhangs cut off direct sunlight to keep the space cool. In addition to daylighting and passive solar design, a wastewater wetland system for production waste was also designed to cleanse wastewater that is used later for irrigation.