Peddlethorp was invited by Delegat Limited to submit a concept design for their proposed Hawkes Bay Winery Development. The design process began with the Delegat brand statement ‘a passion to capture the purest expression of the fruit’. From this, our design team developed a concept using one of the simplest and most enduring architectural forms, the arch. A family of three arched forms expresses the simplicity of the wine making process – the tank cellar, the barrel cellar, and the cellar door.
A simple palette of clear glass, natural concrete, and steel was used. The materials selected imbue the building with a permanence and quality. The intent, like the winemaking, was to seek the ‘purest expression’ of the building.