Hill Country Wine Cave

Texas Hill Country

Located at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, the private wine cave is embedded into a north facing solid limestone hillside nearly disappearing into its surroundings. The unassuming entry court reveals a bit of mystery belying the space within, further camouflaged at the approach by limestone boulders collected from the excavation and lush vegetation. The exterior opening of the cave is capped with a board-formed concrete portal, meant to weather naturally, molded to the irregular surfaces of the limestone and retaining the mouth of the earth cut. The private cellar provides storage for a collection of 4,000 bottles.

Project Team:
Architecture: Clayton Korte
Structural Engineer: SSG Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Positive Energy
Lighting Designer: Studio Lumina
Civil Engineer: Intelligent Engineering
General Contractor: Monday Builders

2021 Architizer A+ Award Jury Winner Bars & Wineries
2021 The Plan Awards Finalist
2021 Dezeen Awards Architecture Longlist
2021 Luxe RED Awards Regional, Wow-Factor Room
2021 Residential Design Architecture Awards, Honor Award
2021 Luxe RED Awards National, Wow Factor Room 
2020 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Interior – Residential
2020 AIA San Antonio, Merit Award
2020 Dezeen Awards Architecture Longlist, Small Buildings

Casey Dunn

Hill Country Wine Cave