Batch Winery Branding, Architecture & Design
Our dedication to producing wine that appeals to the senses of the palette led to our goal of creating a building to house our wine that equally appeals to the aesthetic palette.
Our State of the Art winery has a strong design philosophy. Traditionally the process of making wine occurred on farms or Monasteries in simple structures such as sheds, barns, and cellars. Batch Winery is conceived as a shed. It’s shed-like design referenced in concrete, timber and corten steel. The building is also much more than a shed. An innovation are translucent wall panels that capture the daylight outside not only providing diffused natural light to the working interior but also minimising the sun’s heat into the wine making area during hot summer days.
On the exterior these translucent wall panels reference the shades and evocative colours of wine from pale lemon lime to rose and the deeper plum shades of cabernet and syrah. Striking and luminous on the exterior the panels reflect and play with light all day changing with the sunlight and glowing in the sunset.
These design elements are introduced to Batch Winery by international designer, New Zealander David Scott.
The colours repeated in the wine labels reflecting the name Batch Winery include batch numbers for individual years and batches of wine. Premium wines under the label Thomas & Sons also include the distinctive shades of wine colours.
Batch Winery design utilises the sloping site to advantage with several levels providing gravity flow for the gentlest handling of juice and wine during production. At harvest grapes are hand-picked then selected for ripeness and quality on specially designed selection tables on the upper level. From there the gravity flow enables tender transfer of wine. Custom-designed tipping tanks provide gentle transfer of wine without pumping adding further smooth wine movement without mechanical intervention.
The winery includes a large humidity-controlled barrel hall built into the hillside and a temperature-controlled bond store to perfectly maintain bottled wines ensuring all wines are maintained in ideal conditions. Batch Winery has installed sophisticated bottling systems for screw-cap, cork and sparkling wine.
Batch Winery puts environmental sustainability as a top priority using natural methods in both the vineyard and the winery. In the winery cleanliness is maintained with steam sanitation removing any need for chemical cleaners. Waste water is carefully managed on site and all vineyards and winery waste is composted on site.
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