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The New Architecture of Wine // Heather Hebert at CRU Tasting Lounge

Join Heather Hebert at CRU Tasting Lounge to celebrate her gorgeous book, The New Architecture of Wine, featuring 25 California wineries!

⁣The New Architecture of Wine, 25 Spectacular California Wineries, profiles 25 wineries throughout California, all designed - or redesigned - in the last ten years. The author spent a year visiting each of the wineries, interviewing the owners, winemakers and architects, and hearing their stories.

In the last decade, winery architecture has come into its own in California. In place of referential European-style estates, grand architectural statements or quirky forays into bohemianism, the new architecture of wine has evolved into a celebration of California’s topography, agricultural heritage, historic architectural vernacular, and forward-thinking passion for sustainability and design. The new architecture of wine is an authentic expression of the winemaker’s passion for the land and its heritage.

⁣No other type of commercial architecture embodies and expresses the passion of its inhabitants, their communion with the land and their personal stories quite like winery design. The architects who appear in The New Architecture of Wine are adept at capturing their clients’ aspirations and passions, and expressing them through architecture. Most importantly, then, this book is about the relationships between the winemakers and the architects they trust to give form to their passion.

Heather Sandy Hebert has spent her life immersed in literature, design and wine. She spent over 25 years directing marketing for the San Francisco-based architecture firm founded by her father, Donald Sandy, FAIA. Throughout those years, she guided the firm’s marketing and brand identity, and wrote about the firm’s multitude of projects, a great many of them in hospitality and wine. She left the firm in 2017 to pursue her love of storytelling, and works with numerous design, hospitality and winery clients, large and small, to help them develop and convey their stories. The New Architecture of Wine is her first book. Heather lives in Marin County, California, with her husband and four children.

Ticket options:

$80: one book + one glass of wine

$95: one book + two glasses of wine

$15: one glass of wine (no book)


About CRU: Eat, drink, and play where the tech world meets the wine world in a comfortable and casual setting. Enjoy a quiet oasis adjacent to the bustling Oxbow Public Market where you’ll have the opportunity to taste wines from CRU and Estate portfolios. A curated hour of digital video content will complement the wine tasting experience in the cozy indoor space or you may choose to enjoy the scenery from the shaded outdoor terrace. CRU Tasting Lounge offers the opportunity to enjoy Vineyard 29 wines by the flight, glass, bottle.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
1046 McKinstry Street
Cru @ the Annex
Napa, CA 94559
The New Architecture of Wine: 25 Spectacular California Wineries Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423651390
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gibbs Smith - August 20th, 2019

Celebrate the sophisticated blend of agriculture and style that defines California wine country.

With well-told stories and stunning photography, author Heather Hebert features the architecture of 25 California wineries in her alluring new book, The New Architecture of Wine.