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