After admiring the design of Ella Dining Room & Bar by Uxus I had to see what other designs they’ve crafted. It was most certainly a find to discover Merus, a winery in Napa Valley. As I have mentioned on many previous occasions my love for wine this location has also been added to the “bucket list”. Their interpretation of a contemporary winery design exudes sophistication.
Main Tasting Room is composed of rich materials & furnishings such as black granite, lacquered surfaces, custom turned wood pedestal tables, Driade sofas among other cutting edge furnishings which come together to create an innovative spin on the classic wine tasting atmosphere.
The Cave Tasting Table is located within a smaller tasting area redesigned to compliment the sophistication of the main tasting room. A blackboard running along the perimeter of the space displays the winemaker’s notes of vintages being sampled. Tom Dixon lamps add an eclectic touch to the dark ambiance of the underground space.
The Cave Events Space is located at the end of one of the cave main tunnels and serves as a reception area for public events. The walls of the cave are painted Merus red and in conjunction with the glowing Foscarini chandeliers add the necessary spark of colour . A large custom black table with turned legs is the centerpiece of the room. The space gives off a majestic ambiance and delivers the perfect blend of contemporary and rustic feel to achieve a one of a kind wine tasting experience.
photographer: Dim Balsem