The new winery building (project by Chybik+Kristof Associated Architects) with its outdoor amphitheatre evokes the shape of a wave that sinks into the vineyard, taking over its elements with full respect. The spacing and direction of the beams follow the rows of the vineyard, which makes it symbolically permeate the entire building. The plain base materials such as concrete, glass, metal and wood make up a space that is as rich as our wine that is made of quality grapes and with the skills of the winemaker.
Patrik Hábl, a leading Czech painter, dressed the vaulted ceiling of the visitors’ area and office space in a subtly expressive coat “tailored” from the particularities of the local terroir. He has inscribed on the rough concrete surface a sort of ode to the underground grapevine system – the invisible yet key essence to the quality of grapes.
LAHOtéka, as we call the visitors’ area, combines a wine shop, tasting room and a place to sit with friends over a glass of wine. The adjacent small cellar is designed for tasting sessions in small groups.
The outdoor amphitheatre, used in the summertime for concerts, theatre performances and film screenings, leads visitors to a walking roof, which serves as a generous observation deck overlooking the surrounding area.