Woollaston Estate Winery

As both a UN environmental official and New Zealand Member of Parliament, Philip Woollaston was particularly concerned that his new winery development exemplified good stewardship of the land. After visiting some of our projects in Oregon, he asked us to develop one of New Zealand’s first gravity flow facilities. Accommodating up to 200 guests, the complex is nestled discreetly into its hillside site and features an energy-efficient earth sheltered roof. The project is a collaborative effort between the Ferar Studio (Design Architect) and Arthouse Architects (Architect of Record).


Woollaston Estates

Project Type


Construction Type

New Construction


Nelson, New Zealand


28,600 SF


Grape receiving, fermentation, barrel rooms, lab, banquet hall


40,000 cases Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling


Nelson Project of the Year, Registered Master Builders Association, 2007
Monte Craven Architectural Building Award, New Zealand Concrete Society, 2007
Local Architecture Award, New Zealand Institute of Architects, 2007

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