Working with my client on the winery design is now past the heady, "wouldn't-it-be-great-to-have-a...." stage and we're into the nuts and bolts.
Positioning the building on site was a bit of a grind. The site demands we have to pull up vines so there's some pain involved making that decision. The only vacant location had some serious grade issues and would require mega-$$$ to engineer a solution. So it's tear up the vineyard.
We're into fire exits, stairways, toilets, turn radi for the forklift and ceiling heights for the barrel rooms.
It's been a gratifying experience up to now. I want to thank the wine people and non-wine people that responded to my call for design ideas. It's been very helpful. We're on a field trip soon to fine tune the crush pad area by viewing what others have done.