The Donum Estate Introduces Vertical Panorama Pavilion in SonomaAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
Pinot Noir fans already know The Donum Estate as one of the leading California producers of the beloved wine variety, but now visitors to the Sonoma destination have a whole new reason to pay a visit. In August, the property inaugurated Vertical Panorama Pavilion, a tasting space designed to provide context for the complexities of flavor. Designed by the Berlin-based office Studio Other Spaces, founded by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann, the unique setting offers tasters the opportunity to blend their senses with their surroundings.
The dedicated venue, sheltered by a canopy, serves as a focal point of The Donum Estate and offers visitors a panoramic view of the San Pablo Bay, its Carneros Estate vineyards and The Donum Collection, which includes 50 works of site specific-sculpture art pieces.
The designers drew inspiration from the history of circular calendars, creating the conical canopy to centered on a northern oriented oculus. A total of 832 colored laminated glass panels consisting of 24 colors depict yearly averages of the four meteorological parameters at the Estate: solar radiance, wind intensity, temperature, and humidity.
In addition to wine tasting, the newly launched pavilion will serve as a special setting for various other hospitality events, and visitors will appreciate its grand contribution to the development of the Estate’s bespoke architectural experiences, which includes a state-of-the-art production facility and hospitality center, Donum Home; and a white cube conservation space that
houses Crouching Spider by Louise Bourgeois.
For more information and to book a tour, visit thedonumestate.com