Wine drinkers' paradise built at California vineyard

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Visitors to The Donum Estate, one of the leading Pinot Noir wine producers in California, will be able to enjoy a refreshing tipple in an architectural wonder.

The Vertical Panorama Pavilion is a space dedicated to tasting wine - enabling a contextual and unique encounter between the senses and surroundings.

The pavilion is designed by the Berlin-based office Studio Other Spaces, founded by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann through their shared interest in spatial experimentation.

The canopy shelters a dedicated hospitality venue, forming a focal point of The Donum Estate, while providing a scenic panoramic view of the San Pablo Bay, its Carneros Estate vineyards and The Donum Collection, comprising some 50 works of site specific-sculpture and works of art.

Inspired by the history of circular calendars, the conical canopy is centred on a northern-oriented oculus and glazed with 832 coloured laminated glass panels depicting yearly averages of the four meteorological parameters at the Estate – solar radiance, wind intensity, temperature, and humidity.

The glass panels consist of 24 colours in variations of translucent and transparent hues, which resonate colours of the local environment in the Sonoma Valley.

Mei and Allan Warburg, owners of The Donum Estate, said: “This pavilion perfectly blends our passions between wine, nature, art, design, and architecture. It is an achievement of our continuous effort to enhance the sensorial discovery of sight, sound, and scent experiences for all our guests."