Faustino Winery Offering Ideal Ambience To The People

The Faustino Group has opened a new winery in the Ribera del Duero region, one of Spain’s most important wine-producing regions. The Faustino Winery was Foster + Partners’ first winery, and it provided an opportunity to rethink the building type, utilising the site’s natural terrain to enhance the winemaking process and offer ideal working conditions. The trefoil plan depicts the major steps of the process, with operational support and visitor facilities strategically placed in the building’s centre. The public areas, as well as a restaurant with views of the surrounding environment, are located on a mezzanine level. The ageing processes are housed in two volumes that are strategically buried into the natural slope of the site, taking advantage of the thermal cooling benefits of the natural slope.

Restaurant With Views Of The Surrounding Environment

Faustino Winery / Foster + Partners,© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The Faustino Group has opened a new winery in the Ribera del Duero region, one of Spain’s most important wine-producing regions. The Faustino Winery was Foster + Partners’ first winery, and it provided an opportunity to rethink the building type, utilising the site’s natural terrain to enhance the winemaking process and offer ideal working conditions. The trefoil plan depicts the major steps of the process, with operational support and visitor facilities strategically placed in the building’s centre. The public areas, as well as a restaurant with views of the surrounding environment, are located on a mezzanine level. The ageing processes are housed in two volumes that are strategically buried into the natural slope of the site, taking advantage of the thermal cooling benefits of the natural slope.

The 12,500-square-metre plant has a one-million-bottle-per-year production capability. The trefoil style of the structure represents the three key steps of winemaking: fermentation in steel vats, ageing in oak barrels, and finally ageing in bottles. These are managed by a central operations centre.

Maximising Efficiency And Minimising Damage

Faustino Winery / Foster + Partners,© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The wings containing the barrels and bottle cellar are partially buried in the earth to create the best possible conditions for ageing the wine, while the fermentation wing is left open to allow carbon dioxide to escape. The winery is designed to take advantage of the sloping terrain, using gravity to aid movement of the grapes within the building, maximising efficiency and minimising damage to the grapes: a road rises to the roof of the building, where the harvested grapes are delivered straight into the hopper: the winery is designed to take advantage of the sloping terrain, using gravity to aid movement of the grapes within the building, maximising efficiency and minimising damage to the grapes. Corten steel shingles cover the concrete framework.


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