Located in the heart of the Wairau Valley encompassing 13,325m², this building is the flagship of Delegat Estate Wines. The Facility is designed to international standards and is contemporary in style. The large complex processes 20 thousand tonnes of grapes into 1.7 million litres of wine annually. This project was a great example when the Stiles and Hooker team of Architects and Engineers collaborated and provided their expertise in architectural design with food processing engineering creating an elegant, organic structure suitable for the large amount of production for one of Marlborough’s oldest wine producers.

The facility houses a grape receival and press gallery process and plant rooms, cellar, barrel hall, laboratories and administration complex housing 70 staff. The facility incorporated temperature controlled tanks to capture the concentrated cool climate flavours that have made New Zealand wines so popular throughout the world. Construction commenced in January 2005 and was completed in February for the 2006 vintage.