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MH Architects and Vonsaal Design Lock Down a Futuristic Look at The Prisoner Winery

The Prisoner Wine Company is likely as well-known for its labels—unmistakable Goya paintings of downcast, shackled inmates—as for the red and white blends in its bottles. So, when the owners took over a 40,000-square-foot winery just south of Napa Valley’s St. Helena, they needed to keep things dark. Which is where ’ Matt Hollis and Richard Von Saal of Napa-based came in.

In the Makery, custom seating gathers across Flor carpet tiles and polished concrete floors. Photography by Matt Morris for TPWC.



“I’d be lying,” says Von Saal, “if a retro-futuristic prison didn’t come to mind.” He established an industrial palette of aluminum and patinated mirrored steel, with rough edges courtesy of extensive use of 200-year-old Mennonite beams. Correction facility vibes include racks that keep the wine in chains and cage seating for tasters throughout multiple lounges, outdoor spaces, and private rooms. And to let a little light in—and build some community—a social space called The Makery features a vaulted ceiling with a massive new skylight, eight feet wide and 57 feet long, offering a natural spotlight for rotating collaborations with local potters, chefs, and other artisans.

Interested in winery design? Check out 2018 Best of Year Winner Sacromonte, 2017 Best of Year Winner E.&J. Gallo Winery, and a trio of beautiful wineries.

The team replaced an outdated water fountain at the entrance with a black canopy of steel and tension fabric. Photography by Matt Morris for TPWC.

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