Caravan Serai Winery Design in progress

Taylor Lombardo Architects are currently working on a new 33,000 s.f. winery in Napa, CA. The new facility, Caravan Serai Winery, was named after the Caravanserai’s of the historic Silk Road of Eurasia, which were roadside inns where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey.

Located at the gateway to the Napa Valley along St. Helena Highway, the new contemporary winery will include a large hospitality center with a grand central courtyard, as well as a state of the art winery production building. Completion is scheduled for the fall of 2013.

Wine Center opens in Wuxi, China

Taylor Lombardo Architects is pleased to announce the opening of the Wuxi Wine Center in Wuxi, China.

Completed in December 2011, the 40,000 s.f. wine retail center includes several tasting bars, wine retail areas, restaurants, private tasting rooms, private wine lockers, and a wine museum. The complex is constructed on two subterranean levels.

The wine center was designed to reflect the essence of Napa Valley and  features wines from around the world. Local stone, wood and glass provides a sophisticated atmosphere for this innovative space and sets the tone for today’s wine enthusiasts.

The center is located in the financial district of Wuxi which has a population of 7 million people. Wuxi is one of the fastest growing cities in China and is approximately 45 minutes from Shanghai by train. This will be the first of several wine centers the developer plans on opening throughout China.

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