The buildings of Domaine de l'Hortus, a winery and vineyard in France, has wooden colonnades made from Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). It is an ecological, economic and visual solution highlighting the best in wood construction.
The winery and vineyard of Domaine de l'Hortus has operated in Valflaunès, France, close to Montpellier since 1978. The valley is situated in between the Mediterranean and the Cevennes mountain range making it a perfect home for grapes.
In 2020, the winery’s wood construction was acknowledged with a respected national award, Prix National de la Construction Bois, in the category of ’Work and reception’, in France. Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL is used in three of the buildings; namely the office, hangar and storage. The hangar is used to store the machines and in labelling the wine bottles, and the wine bottle storage will be turned to a restaurant later on.