Minimalist Winery with a Japanese Feel [Austria]

This beautiful minimalist winery Steinbach Keller located in Gamlitz the famous wine region of Southern Styria, Austria. The history of the winery in southern styria dates back to the year 1770. It consists of several buildings from different eras, which changed their functions over time to give room for the necessary work processes.

The oldest building of the winery, whose cellars were used as tasting and storage facilities, no longer met the needs of the winegrower. the basement rooms were not designed for a fluid workflow. The aim of the redesign by Ulrike Tinnacher was to translate the credo of the wines – clear, elegant and timeless – into an adequate architectural language and to optimize the interaction of sales, office, warehouse and archive in its functions.

The wine cellar is located under a typical southern styrian farmhouse, which originally served as a living space as well as producing wine. while the basement rooms are buried deep into the hillside, the lower floor opens to the west, from the ground over the vineyards of steinbachtal.

At the heart of the newly organized cellar is the sales and tasting area, which is accessed via a central entrance in the west facade. the front part of the l-shaped customer area is furnished with mobile theme carts, always arranged differently, allowing for flexible use of this zone. made of elm wood and brass, they offer guests various functions related to the topic of wine. thus, the book trolley invites you to read magazines and catalogs, fresh water can be taken from the water truck and the product trolley can be tasted freely from honey to verjus and noble brandies. this lounge area is screened by a black and blue wall paneling from the back toilets and engineering area.