Paso Robles, California
Fulldraw Vineyard is located in the heart of the California Central Coast wine country’s Templeton Gap with its new winery sitting sentry to 100 acres of established vineyards. Working intimately with the winemaking team, Phase 1 of the new facility includes a Fermentation Building with covered Crush Porch, administrative and employee spaces and a Barrel Aging and Case Goods Storage building. Phase 2 will bring online a new Tasting Room with private administration space.
Responding to site topography and climatic influences of sun and prevailing breezes, the steel framed “barn” houses open-air fermentation spaces that foster cross-ventilation, utilize night cooling and provide a well-lit working environment with ample natural daylighting. Interior and exterior materials are meant to be clean-lined, while resilient and honest. An integrated PV system will minimize reliance on utility provided energy. The simple configuration will support and help facilitate production and flexible experimentation of beautifully balanced Rhone-style wines with an annual production of 10,000 cases at full build-out.