Hilliard Bruce Winery - Lompoc, California
This stunning facility houses production, barrel rooms, an administrative office/lab, and event space. It has used the natural topography of the site as an advantage in many aspects of the design. First, by setting the barrel storage room into the hillside on the ground floor, combined with energy-efficient insulated concrete forms, high thermal performance has been achieved. In addition, the loading bay, crush pad and fermentation areas are located at the upper level, making it possible to bring grapes into the working areas on grade and use a gravity fed process for movement of the wine from fermentation above to storage below. Water efficiency strategies were employed both for indoor and outdoor use, including process water reuse, drought tolerant plants and stormwater infiltration.
- Architect: Val Milosevic
- Project Manager: Tom Davidson
- Contractor: Rarig Construction
- Photography: Bottle Branding
- Awards: LEED-NC Silver, 2015 CCGBC Green Awards Honorable Mention