When travelling to New Zealand, make sure you visit this selection of great New Zealand wineries that celebrate the art of architecture as much as they celebrate the uniqueness of their wines.
Amisfield Winery, located at stunning Lakes Hayes (Central Otago) was built in 2006. We love the rustic stone construction, and the distinctive sloping roof which echoes the mountains behind it.
Peregrine Winery, in Central Otago's Gibbston Valley, was designed to evoke the rotation of a falcon's wing in flight.
Black Estate in Waipara, designed by RTA Studio, has been honoured with multiple architectural awards. We love the moody, atmospheric interior, and the contrast of the very simple, linear black exterior with the lush green vineyard.
Brancott Estate - in New Zealand's wine country of Marlborough - impresses with its bold and broad roof plane (extending over a series of interior and exterior spaces) set into a rising spur of land that looks over a valley floor lined with grape vines. Stunning.
Cloudy Bay wines 'Shack' (also in Marlborough) was designed and orientated to maximise sunshine and views across The Hills. We love the juxtaposition of the weathered steel exterior with the warm timber interior. The Shack is available as a boutique accommodation for holidays, luxury weddings and more.
Craggy Range winery (Napier) sits under the gaze of the magnificent Te Mata Peak. Along with a world-class cellar door and award winning bistro, Craggy Range offers meticulously crafted guest accommodation in luxury vineyard cottages.
From the view out to Cape Kidnappers dramatic cliffs, to the pre-aged copper cladding (designed to mimic the hues of the Pacific Ocean backdrop), to the striking water feature and large elephant sculptures, Elephant Hill is nothing short of spectacular.