Abejera Winery

Private Wine Tasting Module within the vineyards
Scale: 120 sqm
Location: Laguardia, La Rioja, Spain
Status: Completed July 2010
Photographer: Jesus Granada

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

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.

Site Plan