The refurbishment of the wine cellar in Vrbovec was our first project. The builder is a wine grower and father of Barbora.
Final design is based on the sketch of the investor who was completely sure how the wine cellar should look like. We designed a new entrance hall with a small kitchen and toilet in the area where the old cabin used to be. We cleaned more than hundred years old underground part and kept it in its original state. The biggest change is new three meters wide skylight which brings sunlight down to the cellar. We recycled old vineyard posts (very similar was used on the borders with Austria during the Iron Curtain time) to build a new archive for bottles. The archive remains the vineyard.
This cellar is not used for wine production. For that it is used cellar situated near by. This cellar is designed for presentation and drinking wine. During the construction we found out that the former name of the cellar had been „U Modráka“ (Blue face). It was inspired by its former owner – when he came out of the cellar his face was completely blue because of too much wine. To commemorate him we painted the new door in blue. The form of the building is typical for south Moravian cellars. It is defined by front wall with white plaster; behind the wall the rest of the cellar is embedded underground. The roof is overgrown by grass. We used local materials and everything was made by local craftsmen.