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Location: Dobson, NC
Project: Gus E. Arapé
From left to right: main production warehouse, tools/repairs and wine tasting
Located in Rockford close to the banks of Yadkin river, Surry County in
The owners of 45 acres of grapes have been producing wine since 2002
wanted to replaced the existing wine tasting building with a new one that
allow them to better serve existing clients.
The proposal building consist of a 1,667 Sq. Ft one level facility. The program
called for two levels wine tasting/sales space with bathroom and storage. The
building is designed to keep formal and decorative references to the surrounding
The main sales floor has a 17’ tall ceiling with a decorative canopy that serves as
a focal point.
The sales areas is divided in two levels due to terrain configuration with a
drop of 5’ between front and rear of building. The point of sales and
bathroom is located to the right while storage is placed at lower level.
The main area contains a decorative CMU and metal canopy that served as
a display for wines and cheeses during special promotions.
The building has two pergolas areas for sitting and enjoying the landscape.
The terrain’s slope stablished the interior floor configuration dividing the sales
areas in two areas.
Traditional single hung windows with raised borders mimic the commercial building
as a residential unit.
The back open pergola has a non covered siting area next to the vineyards.
The main production warehouse is located to the right (not shown).
The entire building is design to use typical CMU exterior walls and wood frame for
interiors. The roof system is wood trusses with raised metal finish with an overhang
Of 12”. On grade concrete slab on all floors. Front cedar pergola with raised metal
metal roof while the rear pergola is open.