photo by Daniel Allen

Woollaston Estate Winery

Nelson, New Zealand


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.


Completion: 2007


Client: Philip Woollaston


Size: 28,600 sf


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


Project Team: Reed Lewis, Kris Schewzyk, Larry Ferar


Contractor: Kidson Construction