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innocent bystander winemakers

The Yarra Valley is an emerging wine region about an hour east of Melbourne, this new winery and cellar door complex is located in the main street of Healesville, the region’s local centre. A strong formal gesture the architecture evolves from a diagram that turns wine production into bands of program. Elevated as a long textured concrete wall the external face of the facility is both evocative and defensive. The concrete box locks into a timber clad cellar door that upon entry seeks to reveal the complexity and alchemy of winemaking through a massive wall of glass that provides a section through the barrel storeand processing facility.