A Reinassance house transformed into a winery with a roof terrace

ORA studio designed Winery Nešetřil, a space for the production, sale and tasting of wine in the Czech Republic: a wooden pavilion facing the inner courtyard has been added to the original building. 

Winery Nešetřil, designed by Ora architecture studio in Znojmo, Czech Republic, is located inside a renewed Reinassance house on Masaryk Square. The space consists of a townhouse, underground cellars, a courtyard and a covered passageway, all used to create wine-tasting, production and sale zones where feasts and events for guests can be organized.

Winery Nešetřil
Studio ORA, Winery Nešetřil. Roof terrace. Photo BoysPlayNice

The original bulding has been expanded with the addition of a new double-level structure placed in the courtyard, a wooden contemporary pavilion made of oak planks. Hidden from the outside, it comprises a concrete staircase leading to a roof terrace, used as observation point and extension of the yard. The inner court, centre of the project, is a narrow plot flanked by the walls of a Capuchin monastery and a 80s cultural centre.

Winery Nešetřil
Studio ORA, Winery Nešetřil. Wine bar. Photo BoysPlayNice

The reconstruction of the old building started five years ago with the creation of a wine bar, located in a vaulted room made of two parts: an entrance where a cross-shaped chandelier stands above a seating area and a second part including work desk and wine rack. The main entrance, placed alongside the wine bar, connects the square to the yard. This place also serves as a container of Georgian kvevri, ceramic vessels built into the floor where wine can mature, and as a warehouse of winemaking utensils.

Winery Nešetřil
Studio ORA, Winery Nešetřil. Cellars. Photo BoysPlayNice

Underground cellars, left almost intact to preserve their historical value, can be reached by a secret door in the extension facade. Developed on two levels, these hidden spaces adjoin the Znojmo underground and contain stainless steel tanks and barrels for wine production.

Winery Nešetřil
Znojmo, Czech Republic
ORA studio
Principal architects:
Jan Veisser, Jan Hora, Barbora Hora
YTONG (building blocks), Spinel VS Plastic (switches and sockets), Marrakesh Cement Tiles (cement tiles), Laufen (washbasins, water tap), TON (chair), Siesta exclusive (chair)
Vlastimil Nešetřil
110 sqm

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