Kistler Barn

Located on the same site as Kistler’s Trenton Roadhouse, the renovated barn serves as a private event space. The site’s original barn was dismantled, reconstructed, and expanded to become a small wine-making and tasting facility adjacent to the property’s lake. Salvaged wood from the original barn and other local resources was integrated to create complementary interior finishes and to provide materials for the custom steel and wood tables.



Early conversations with the winemaker inspired a design that highlights the winemaking process. Through a series of glazed openings along the length of the two barrel room walls, guests can catch a glimpse of the fermentation process which includes allowing the wine to bubble over and out of the barrels as it ferments.

Photography by David Wakely