Newport Beach, CA
This second Winery location was to have all new finishes and retain the upscale yet contemporary feel of the original. Undoubtedly, the restaurant needed to feature wine in the design and draw from the warmth and comfort of coastal wineries, while maximizing the stunning water views. The first floor was designed with low walls and seating at graduating heights to enhance the harbor view from the entry and at every seat. The Winery entry boasts a spectacular hand blown glass chandelier and a 20 foot tall wall of private wine lockers which greets every guest at arrival. A backlit amber hued agate top is featured at the host desk and at both the first and second floor bars. Real wine barrel staves make up the curved ceiling leading to the dining rooms and at every table top in the bar, adding to the authentic warmth of the restaurant. Finally, several options for private functions were designed for the second floor, including a breathtaking water view space with sliding doors opening up to a new patio anchored by a fireplace at each end.