Tucked into a steep hillside in Paso Robles, the Saxum Winery facility draws from a minimalist approach. The new tasting room facility is completely subterranean, minimizing its presence in the vineyard and from a neighboring residence. Floating between the two working portals, a green-roof, steel-framed pavilion houses private offices, a laboratory, kitchen and lounge areas, which open to subterranean caves lined with barrels for crushing, fermenting and storing wine. Through the caves, visitors can access the adjacent 71 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards.
Photos by Casey Dunn