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Caymus-Suisun Winery Receives AIA California Design Award

The winery offers an exploratory visitor experience spread across a tasting pavilion, welcome and retail building, and 29 acres of orchards, gardens, and vineyards.

"Very powerful and well-detailed, pavilion style building with impressive passive heating and cooling measures."
2022 AIA CA Design Awards Jury

Suisun Valley is an up-and-coming wine destination a short drive from the neighboring Napa Valley. Established on the values of transparency, approachability, and innovation, Caymus-Suisun Winery’s design offers a welcoming launchpad for visitors to explore this under-the-radar pocket of wine country. Its 5,500-square-foot tasting room takes the form of a glass pavilion in the landscape, with retractable glass walls and operable transom windows on all four sides that allow the building to open completely to its agrarian surroundings. With openings as wide as 30 feet, the glass sliders in the central tasting space invite the hallmark Suisun Valley breeze to flow through the building.

The project team included interior design by The Bureau, led by Sarah Giesenhagen in collaboration with Thad Geldert of Geldert Studios, Cello & Maudru, Eckersley O’Callaghan, Blue Forest Engineering, Foulk Civil Engineering, Atium Engineering, and EJA Lighting Design, with photography by Matthew Millman.