The new hospitality space begins to take shape at the Ponzi Vineyards Winery. A towering fireplace and feature walls are poured from concrete, reflecting the look and feel of the winery’s modern tasting room.
Designed by Portland-based Fogelstrom Design Build, the addition will accommodate up to 80 guests and can be partitioned off for more intimate tastings and receptions. The fireplace anchors the main room, but the real architectural showpiece is an arched wood ceiling that emulates the curve of a wine barrel, bringing both a sense of spaciousness and warmth to the space. Large sliding glass doors open to a private, wrap-around covered terrace, featuring an outdoor fireplace and sweeping wine country views.
Brett Fogelstrom of Fogelstrom Design Build comments, “This new space completes the building as originally envisioned. The material palette of warm wood, concrete, steel and glass, together with the overall progressive form, is meant to express the Ponzi Family’s approachable and welcoming style as well as their constant drive for innovation. My hope is that people will come away feeling that they have experienced a very special place.”
The new building, set to open Spring 2018, will provide a functional and elegant space for the winery to enhance the current hospitality program, further promoting world class, cool climate varietals, wine country tourism and culinary arts.