Tolosa Winery

Tolosa Winery

Tolosa Winery

Tolosa’s tasting room sits nestled within the vines of Edna Valley. Walking up to the tasting room door, visitors are greeted with playful grasses dancing in the ever-present breeze. Once led to the back patio, there are multiple seating nooks to choose from based on group size. The main area is very open, with flagstone paths leading to different seating options. Umbrellas offer the most shade in these areas, with minimal plantings to accentuate the hardscape. Following the path toward the grove of olive trees, smaller, more intimate spaces come into view. The field-grown olive trees offer more dense shade and privacy to these nooks, with grasses and path lights leading the way through the space. Finally, the area opens back up to showcase an incredible, metal kinetic sculpture that moves gently with the breeze. At the base of the sculpture, brightly-colored sage and kangaroo paw plants complete the dynamic centerpiece.

 

Design: Christy O’Hara and MW Architect. Install: Madrone Landscapes JW Design

 

Templeton Residence

Templeton Residence

Templeton Residence

Private Residence

Upon driving up to the residence, visitors are greeted with a series of dg paths and a grand display of native and Mediterranean plants. Some of the selections, like New Zealand Flax and Cape Rush, offer year-round interest, while the seasonal bloomers such as yarrow, create a profusion of color during their bloom period. Walking around to the other side of the house, the backyard reveals its vast expanse. On one end, a natural stone firepit and seating area await the perfect winter night. Above that sits a series of steps leading to a gazebo which overlooks the vineyards. Across the way, a large wooden pergola shades the patio – offering relief from the hot summer sun. Nearby, surrounded by California native plants, sits a quietly-bubbling boulder fountain. All the elements together create a landscape perfectly suited for every season.

 

Design, Install, and Maintenance: Madrone Landscapes.

 

San Miguel Residence

San Miguel Residence

San Miguel Residence

Private Residence

This residence lies in the backcountry of San Miguel. The entry to the property features natural stone retaining walls and native plantings to create a warm welcome. The house has large lawns for little ones to play barefoot on, as well as plenty of space for larger gatherings, in addition to a series of planters showcasing a variety of native and Mediterranean plant species. Down below, an epic fenced-in play area is made an icon of the property. Climbing rocks, wooden playhouses, slides, and swings are shaded by large trees and cushioned by soft grasses and perennials – bringing a childhood dream to life.

 

Design and Install: Madrone Landscapes. Play Structure: Daniel’s Woodland

Brecon Estate

Brecon Estate

Brecon Estate

Tucked just off of Vineyard Drive, Brecon Estate’s tasting room offers a shady oasis in the west-Paso heat. Once parked in the parking lot, visitors follow an array of California native plants to a weathered steel bridge. Upon crossing, they find themselves passing under the dappled shade of oak trees and see the clearing that leads them straight to the comfortably-contemporary tasting room. The landscape highlights the features of the building using upright grasses, and colors that contrast against the structure. Tree and plant selections closer to the seating area add to the cooling effect created by the natural landscape. The natural stone retaining walls are used to create tiered spaces, including lawns and a bocce court, creating plenty of usable space while paying homage to the natural surroundings.

 

Design: Aidlin Darling. Madrone Landscapes. Install: Madrone Landscapes

 

Adelaida Winery

Adelaida Winery

Adelaida Winery

Nestled in the west hills of Paso Robles, at one of the highest elevations in the region, sits Adelaida Vineyards and Winery. Upon first view, the stone veneer on the tasting room reflects its natural environment and exudes a feeling of warmth and comfort to its visitors. The surrounding landscape is no different. The native plant palette lends itself to the natural plant materials found on the surrounding hillsides while creating a variety of textures and offering seasonal profusions of color. From the seating areas, both on the patio and above on the deck, the native-inspired plants give a sense of being fully immersed in nature, while maintaining the tidiness of a well-designed landscape.

 

Design: 10 Over, Madrone Landscapes. Install: Madrone Landscapes, Specialty Construction.

 

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