Located along Highway 29 in California, just north of Napa city, it would be easy to mistake Ashes & Diamonds for a modern tech company or a mid century structure straight out of the Palm Springs desert.

This unique winery spans across the 30-acre site and features a public courtyard with zigzagging footpaths that join the tasting rooms and production facilities.

Ashes & Diamonds Winery has traded in the traditional rustic look of the Napa Valley winery for a refreshing midcentury modern twist.
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When Kashy Khaledi purchased the building, he wanted to transform the structure into a modern space with a relaxed feel. With the help of L.A.-based Bestor Architecture and Barbara Bestor, herself, he as able to make this vision into a reality. Bestor has also previously designed Beats by Dre headquarters and the Palm Springs Hotel. “The midcentury era isn’t a gimmick for us. It was an era of lightness, optimism, and possibility,” Khaledi says.

Ashes & Diamonds Winery has traded in the traditional rustic look of the Napa Valley winery for a refreshing midcentury modern twist.
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Ashes & Diamonds welcomes their guests with a triple floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and a bright yellow pivot door that looks as if it’s jumped straight out of a post card from Palm Springs.

“As an homage, the iconic zig-zag roof and portholes are a few of the iconic references to the heritage of California mid-century modern design,” the company explains. The custom zig zag canopy is also a nod to the folded plane-like architecture of Donald Wesley and adds shape and character to the otherwise box-shaped construction.

Ashes & Diamonds Winery has traded in the traditional rustic look of the Napa Valley winery for a refreshing midcentury modern twist.
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The most notable mid century feature on the two-story production building is the Albert Frey-inspired porthole windows that cover three sides of the structure. Just outside of this building, the courtyard has been decorated with small cacti and patches of grass.

Ashes & Diamonds Winery has traded in the traditional rustic look of the Napa Valley winery for a refreshing midcentury modern twist.
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Inside the winery, they have continued with the mid century modern theme by furnishing tasting rooms with a mix of mid mod and contemporary designs. From the cork stools to the vibrant purple and yellow armchairs, Ashes & Diamonds is truly a mid century modernist’s dream winery retreat.