Situated in Kakheti, the heartland of Georgia’s wine region, the new Radisson Wine Resort at Tsinandali bridges the millennia-old tradition of wine making in the Southern Caucasus and current global trends in cultural tourism, creating a unique guest experience. JFA was hired by Silk Road Group to re-purpose the historic wine factory at Tsinandali, and design a new 100 room boutique hotel adjacent to it. Recognizing its importance as a national landmark, JFA approached the design of the buildings to preserve and celebrate the cultural significance of the estate, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the rich history of Tsinandali and Georgian wine. The design of the hotel is modern in its volumetric configuration, and re-interprets the materials and formal configurations of the older existing buildings. With its fragmented volumes, inclined roof-planes, weathered-steel framed windows and half-vaulted entrance lobby, the new structure embody the spirit of the estate through a contemporary aesthetic.