Architecture

The creation and planning of the new wine cellar  

The entire cellar is designed according to the principle of “short distances”. An almost square floor plan summarizes all areas in a clearly structured, route-optimized overall complex:
from the delivery of the grapes > via the processing in the press house > further on to fermentation, maturing in the tank- and barrel cellar > to bottling and storage > as well as tasting, sale and administration.

As building owner of this new wine cellar Erwin Sabathi was awarded with the “Viktor Geramb-Dankzeichen für gutes Bauen in der Steiermark”, (essentially means “Viktor Geramb-medal for terrific constructions in Styria”), in June 2005.
In addition, this new building was the cover of the art magazine Parnass in autumn 2005.

Architecture and project planning: Arch. DI Igor Skacel, Graz
Planning period: November 2002 – August 2003
Construction time: August 2003 – August 2004