A fresh addition to a sustainable winery.
This new building at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards houses a gourmet restaurant, a partnership between the winery and Manuel Ferreira, owner of Le Gavroche restaurant in Vancouver. The two-storey standalone structure features a 4,000 square foot restaurant that accommodates 65 seats indoors and 65 seats outdoors on a cantilevered, wraparound deck. The building overlooks the winery’s existing outdoor amphitheatre, providing an ideal vantage point for guests to see the many live performances during the summer.
The design is simple and elegant, with ample use of natural woods and cork that allow the food, wine and scenery to be the centres of attention. Floor-to-ceiling glazing ensures that every seat in the house can experience Miradoro’s panoramic view of the South Okanagan Valley. An open-concept kitchen gives guests a great view of the action in the kitchen. The two-storey wood structure incorporates cast concrete, wood frame and engineered wood beams on a steel structure.
As Canada’s first carbon-neutral winery, Tinhorn Creek’s priority was to incorporate many sustainability features into the new building. Roof overhangs keep the windows and balconies shaded from direct sunlight, which keeps patrons cool without the misters commonly used in many Okanagan outdoor dining venues, and allows the building air system to be as energy-efficient as possible. The building’s wood is salvaged redwood and reclaimed pine-beetle wood. The kitchen has an integrated composting system and a chef’s herb garden, for fresh, local flavour.
- Roof overhangs limit solar heat gain
- Salvaged redwood and reclaimed pine-beetle wood featured
- The kitchen has an integrated composting system and herb garden
- Natural woods and cork are used in the interior finishes
- Floor-to-ceiling glazing deliver delicious daylight