Brecon Estate

Brecon Estate

Brecon Estate | Paso Robles, CA

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

 

Law Estate Wines

Law Estate Wines

Law Estate Wines

When visitors meet the gates of Law Estate Wines, large swaths of purple sage and bright red Everett’s Choice fuchsia are there to greet them. Through the simple, yet striking, weathered steel gates, the drive up to the tasting room offers gorgeous views of the surrounding hillscape. Once at the top, the main landscape feature becomes incredible apparent: a massive corten steel planter filled with rows and rows of mass-planted California native and Mediterranean plant species spanning all the way up the stairs to the entry of the tasting room. Once at the top of the stairs, visitors can look down on all the plant rows from above, and enjoy the plantings and seating area on the upper patio.

 

Entry Landscape Design and Install: Madrone Landscapes. Entry Gate Design: Lutsko & Associates.
Tasting Room Design: Lutsko & Associates, Bar Architects. Install: Madrone Landscapes

Halter Ranch Vineyard

Halter Ranch Vineyard

Halter Ranch Vineyard | Paso Robles, CA

Set in a historic farmland setting, Halter Ranch Vineyard can be identified by its beautifully restored 1880s farmhouse, just off Adelaida Road.The landscape blends the historic orchards and heritage oaks with plantings of eclectic Mediterranean and California native drifts of color and texture.

The setting is elegant, relaxed and reminiscent of older, simpler times. The new tasting room reflects this same essence, with flecks of a fresh, more youthful appearance. Both areas are the perfect spot to bring a picnic, share a bottle of phenomenal wine, and spend the afternoon soaking up the Paso Robles sunshine.

 

Landscape Design: Firma Landscape Architecture, Madrone Landscapes | Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Adelaida Winery

Adelaida Winery

Adelaida Winery | Paso Robles, CA

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.

 

Landscape Design: 10 Over, Madrone Landscapes | Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes, Specialty Construction

 

Tolosa Winery

Tolosa Winery

Tolosa Winery | San Luis Obispo, CA

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.

Landscape Design: Christy O’Hara and MW Architects |  Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes and JW Design

Madrone was approachable during the decision-making process. They understood our ultimate goals and seemed to be a company that would be responsive to our needs. That turned out to be true! Accommodating and responsive, the landscape construction team were great partners. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small or large project, Madrone is invested in our success. I would recommend using Madrone for design as well as for installation because having the project continuity is greatly beneficial.

June McIvor

President and CEO, Tolosa Winery