River Ranch Wine Cave

Wimberley, USA
Visualization © Clayton & Little
Visualization © Clayton & Little
Visualization © Clayton & Little
Photo © Clayton & Little
Clayton & Little
Wimberley, USA
1-5 Stories
Clayton & Little (architecture), Monday Builders (general contractor), SSG Structural Engineers (structural engineer), Intelligent Engineering Services (civil engineer), Positive Energy (mechanical engineer), Studio Lumina (lighting design)

The River Ranch Wine Cave is tucked into an 18’ tall x 70’ deep existing excavation overlooking a bend in the Blanco River. The north facing opening is protected on the east and west by tall Cypress, Oak and Elm trees. As a destination within the larger ranch, the unassuming exterior entry court reveals a bit of mystery belying the space within. Heavy limestone boulders collected from the area and lush vegetation are leveraged to enhance the procession towards the cave. The exterior is faced with a board-formed concrete portal that molds to the irregular surfaces of the limestone. On the interior, Cedar and Cypress trees, destroyed in a record 2015 flood, will be salvaged and milled for wall paneling and millwork for the new entertaining and tasting lounge, bar and restroom. The private cellar will house a growing wine collection stored within the cave utilizing the consistent 55-60 degree subterranean temperature and humidity.

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