Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira

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Sátão, Portugal
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Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. The view on arrival at the Estate is amazing. The soft undulation of the vineyards lets you to take in almost the whole property at once. In the distance, the Big House overlooks the fifty hectares of landscape, embracing it and dominating it.
A small river, a tributary of the Dão, snakes along, defining the property boundary to the Southwest.

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography, Beam
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The story is told, as are other stories, that monks and friars, and also, Romans, were here at one time. All in search of the good quality of the vines and of the wine. At the far end of the estate, to the south, there was existing storage shed that the clients wanted to transform into a winery. The project reconfigures the existing building, transforming the run-down construction into a 2,500 m2 winery, the Adega da Taboadella.

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Beam
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Guided by the Technical Team responsible for production and wine-making, the project is characterized by two large Naves where the production and aging of the wine take place. On the Northside an arrivals Quay allows the commotion of the harvest to be carried out in a methodical and precise way.

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Carried by gravity, the grapes pass through a production system and a series of critical processes, to eventually be transformed into wine. Yet, these are industrial methods and processes where the timeless and essential factors of human skill and care are not neglected for a moment. The Vat Hall, as it is known, houses a row of 15 truncated, stainless steel vats for the red wine, 8 truncated stainless steel vats for white wine, and another row of 10 micro-cement vats. A mezzanine gives access to the vats from above to allow for gravity filling, which simplifies the processes and ensures proper execution and therefore the desired quality. On the mezzanine above the entrance to the Hall, there is a Laboratory and other areas for wine-making experimentation.

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Beam
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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Ground floor plan
Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography, Beam
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The Vat Hall, will in the first phase accommodate 400 barrels. This generous space will eventually allow for the storage of 800 barrels of wine. Above the entrance, a large area will be reserved for welcoming visitors, for wine tasting and assessment. Like a belvedere, overlooking the Estate and the Big House, a large veranda will be a place to enjoy the leisure of sipping a good wine, embraced by the view of a beautiful vineyard, a beautiful view. Meanwhile, the visitor’s route through the winery, for both specialists and wine lovers, does not cross or conflict with the routes or circuits of production of the wine.

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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First floor plan
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Façade and section
Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Interior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Technical equipment and storage areas are located to the rear of the building, relating directly to function and production. Attention was given to every activity and process so as to ensure environmental sustainability, to safeguard the present, but above all with the concern that the future should be even better. The resulting Light and Shadow are a constant concern.

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

As in wine, balance and equilibrium are essential. The presence of Light is only allowed just as much as necessary so that Shadow will create the environment and temperature that the winery requires. The building’s connection with the ground, the Estate and the Landscape, the golden glow of its structure, something unusual, and the cork cladding, which will soon turn silver, will confer personality to the Adega da Taboadella, defining it as a unique place, where unique nectar is produced. A place once acknowledged by the ancients, and that will once again be acknowledged and appreciated by us and by those yet to come.

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The Quinta da Taboadella, like a phoenix, is born again, rejuvenated, but above all, brought up to date so that the quality of production is combined with aesthetics and good tastes.

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The Winery will result in the production of that which is the culmination of the environment, the landscape, and the transformation that Man exerts over these: excellent Wines from Dão.

Saint Martin’s Day - patron of vine and wine, 2018
Carlos Castanheira.

Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira - Exterior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Address:3560 Sátão, Portugal

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Cite: "Taboadella Winery / Carlos Castanheira" [Adega da Taboadella / Carlos Castanheira] 28 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/969203/taboadella-winery-carlos-castanheira> ISSN 0719-8884

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