This building comprises of two distinct sections, each with separate functional uses, namely the winery and the family home. It is situated on a natural plateau formed by large granite rocks and basks in the sunlight, affording unrestricted views of both the sea and mountains, as well as the vineyards that surround it. The shape of the structure is inspired by the old industrial buildings found on the island. It embraces the old ‘aloni,’ a circular structure traditionally used to separate barley and wheat seeds from the hay and is seamlessly integrated into the landscape.
The finest materials have been used in its construction, including local granite stone, pozzolan mortar and plaster, wood beams sourced from chestnut trees in Pillion, central Greece, and doors and windows from local factories on the island. These have been meticulously chosen for their durability, simplicity, and elegance, as well as their minimal energy impact.
In the near future, the family home will be occupied by a young French family, while the winery will produce wine that combines French expertise with the history and quality of local grape varieties harvested from the surrounding vineyards.