Contino Winery

Scale: 825 sqm
Location: Laserna, La Rioja, Spain
Status: Completed June 2008
Lighting designer: Diego Carretero
Video: Ciszakdalmas
Photographer: Jesús Granada

Contino winery refurbishment for tasting hall and reception area for visitors

Viñedos del Contino is a winery founded on 1973 as the first “chateau” in Rioja. The building itself is an ancestral home surrounded by 62 hectares of vineyard, located within a meander of the River Ebro in Laserna, La Rioja.

Tradition and innovation, a great respect for the history and a very careful execution compose the bases of our performance. The new wine tasting hall is located in an XVI warehouse. An ancient forge and an old building for farming implements are the origin of our project. Surrounded by the vineyards, the new wine tasting hall enjoys a privilege relation with the natural surroundings.

Our personal involvement gave us the sensibility to realize the potential of this place. We worked using traditional constructive methods as a starting point, combined with the most up-to date solutions, and with the upmost respect for the history embedded in those walls. A huge window offers a magnificent view on the vineyard, reminding the visitor of the wine he is tasting. The exhibit of wines on display tells its story, framing the courtyard, while a stone, adobe and brick collage reveals the history layers hidden on those walls.

Contino from Ninom on Vimeo.

Site Plan

Vineyard Relationship Diagram

Floor Plan

Vineyard Bay Window Detail