— Delaplane, Virginia —
AFTER YEARS OF SEARCHING, the rolling topography at Delaplane offers the perfect combination of southern-facing slopes and the loose rocky soil necessary to create the ideal terroir for the RdV vineyard, a world-class producer of highly regarded wines. The winery building, both picturesque and modern, reflects the regional barn vernacular while accommodating three distinct functions — winemaking, wine bottling, and wine tasting — and each is housed in a function-specific board and batten structure. The simple building forms, with their recessed window openings and tobacco barn style shutters, are united by an illuminated silo that serves as an axial focus and reference point for all the separate wings. All winery activities are simultaneously visible from the center silo hall where views to the surrounding vineyards may be enjoyed. Visitors are made welcome as if to a beloved home — it is a pride of place for the owners — and gain an appreciation of wine production as the building guides them through the winemaking sequence. A stair, centered in the silo, leads guests down to the vaulted barrel storage area. More information can be found on the RdV website.
- Virginia Society AIA – 2013 Award of Excellence
- Palladio Award 2013
- Northern Virginia (NOVA) AIA Design Award – Commercial 2012
- Garden & Gun, October/November 2011
- The Washington Post, March 16, 2011