The redevelopment of the Luna Estate tasting room and landscaping was a collaborative project with Victoria Read Architects (VRA).
The indoor and outdoor spaces were designed together to provide a range of spaces for guests to enjoy, and to provide a strong, new identity for the site and winery.
The design seeks to create a relaxed but elegant environment for guests to enjoy the wine, food and rural setting.
From the car park, a hardwood timber pergola leads guests into the courtyard space, and extends the winery into the landscape. A long, low water trough runs alongside the entry pergola, reflecting the established trees and spilling into a reservoir on the edge of the courtyard.
The view across the courtyard from the entrance leads to the oversize outdoor fire place designed by VRA. Walls and planters either side of the fire separate the courtyard from additional car parking beyond and create a sheltered and intimate space outside the tasting room.
The covered outdoor room divides the space into several zones, providing shelter and shade when needed, and framing views to the surrounding landscape.
Hardwood timbers and black steel detailing draw on the materials and tools of the wine maker, and will weather over time to add texture and age to the venue.
The established trees around the courtyard have been under planted with lush shrubs and grasses.