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Hectares of vineyards dot the landscape of South Moravia, the Czech Republic’s capital of wine. Grounded in the region’s viticulture tradition (which dates back to the third century) and gracefully occupying a site on the outskirts of the town of Znojmo, Chybik + Kristof’s new Lahofer Winery is deeply connected to the area’s topography and history.

“You couldn’t copy and paste this building somewhere else,” says Michal Krištof, principal of the architecture and urban design practice behind the 3,842-square-metre structure for one of the country’s largest wine producers. “It comes from these roots, from this society.”

Consisting of three adjoining masses tied together by two courtyards, the winery is centred in a...

In the Czech Republic, a Dramatic Winery Elevates Local Viticulture

Designed by Chybik + Kristof, the new structure celebrates the region’s physical and cultural landscape.

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