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Healdsburg, California
A Gould Evans Project, Douglas Thornley Principal in Charge



MacRostie Winery is situated on a stunning 13 acre site along Healdsburg’s famous Dry Creek wine trails. The client desired a place that feels more like a home than a business as well as a structure that fits into the character and fabric of the Sonoma agricultural landscape. Two large Sycamores frame entry to the wooden Estate House—the center of a down tempo, genteel wine tasting experience. The modest scale and the simple gable form recall Sonoma’s native barn structures.


Manipulations in the gable open the interior space to view, light, and air. A sophisticated pairing of wood and steel framing, stone and concrete floor surfaces mixes refined elegance with rustic dual trappings. Several outdoor areas, and shaded porches allow space to flow freely between indoors and out for the enjoyment of a wine and the surrounding landscape. The winery production Barrel Building brings together the agrarian activities of the site. The elegant barn structure is naturally cooled and ventilated, and day lit by large translucent wall panels, placing the inner workings of the winery on continuous display while embracing the vineyard views beyond.

A Gould Evans project, Douglas Thornley Principal in Charge

Photography by Bruce Damonte, and Kathryn MacDonald Photography