RdV Vineyards

Delaplane, Virginia

The Delaplane site offered the perfect blend of southern slopes and loose rocky soil to establish the ideal ‘terroir’ to fulfill the client’s vision.  The winery building developed directly from the programmatic requirement to accomodate three distinct functions: wine making, wine bottling and wine tasting.  Each function is housed in a distinct board and batten ‘agricultural’ structure. These 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 functions are simultaneously visible from the center silo hall where views to the surrounding vineyards are to be enjoyed. Visitors gain an appreciation of the wine production sequence as the building leads them through the wine making process. A stair, centered in the silo, leads visitors down to the barrel storage area.  More information can be found at their 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