Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake is a LEED Gold, certified organic winery in the Niagara region. Covering 2 x 75 acre plots, the facility includes vineyards, a production compound and a central pavilion housing tasting rooms and retail outlet, a demonstration kitchen with dining rooms, and administrative offices.
The built form and landscape composition express the linearity of vineyards, while obliquely addressing Highway 55 as it cuts diagonally north-east towards Virgil and Niagara-on the-Lake. The landscape design is completely deferential to its setting. Arrival, parking and strolling to the entry provides a sequence of panoramic vantage points of the pavilion within its simple, delineated landscape. The pavilion forecourt is partitioned by a reflecting pool and bioswale which are in turn, traversed by contrasting access drives and walks.