Montoro Wines

Montoro Wines was a boutique winery based in Orange, finding significant success with its range of cool climate Shiraz wines. Encouraged by this success, the decision was taken to build a cellar door on Montoro’s Cargo Road property just outside Orange.

Conceptually, the building was conceived as a broad platform protected by an over-sized roof, sitting in a field of native grasses and wildflowers. Services are located in a sculptural blackened timber clad form with the tasting area occupying the remainder of the platform. Extensive fixed and operable glazing means the inside and outside form a continuous space that bleed together.

The layout seeks to encourage patrons to linger, to take up residence for the afternoon on the terrace or to sit on the edge of the platform and talk while kids play in the field beyond, and to generally be a part of the beautiful landscape that the building is sharing.

Architecture, Interior Design, Styling

Builder | L-Con Building & Construction
Photos | Tom Ferguson

| James Barnett Award, NSW AIA (Country)
| Commercial Award, NSW AIA (Country)
| Small Projects, AIA NSW State Award