Jasper Winery / substance

© Farshid Assassi

Jasper wines have been locally made in Newton, Iowa since 2004 and their recent growth created the need for much larger facilities. Rather than expanding in Newton they decided to relocate their new winemaking and events facility just south of downtown Des Moines. substance developed an 8,100 square foot building on a four-acre landscaped site which includes a small vineyard, gardens, outdoor event areas, and covered walkways and patios. The winery provides production facilities for 10,000 cases of wine annually, a tasting and café area, a banquet facility for groups of 125 people, and associated service functions.

Architect: substance
Location: Des Moines, Iowa,
Project Area: 8,100 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

© Farshid Assassi

The building is developed as three main parts: production, tasting/service, and events, under a single large sloped roof. This simple arrangement is a response to the working nature of the project and the straightforward manner the owner wants to present the winery. Sustainable features, such as day-lighting, open ventilation, a low-impact natural material palate, permeable paving areas, and high efficiency mechanical systems are included as part of the development. The winery will be a destination for thousands of visitors per year and is designed to easily expand depending on the future needs of the owner.

© Farshid Assassi
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Cite: "Jasper Winery / substance" 13 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=141323>
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