Hill Winery

Elephant Hill is one of the signature restaurants and wineries in New Zealand, but saw it’s beginnings as a green-field site upon which Patton Engineering Limited in association with Alexanders Construction erected 600mm diameter columns and huge 30 meter rafters to form the skeletal structure for this iconic establishment.

Roof components were assembled at ground level in segments and then lifted into place during multi-crane lifts.

A very high-specification paint system was applied, not only due to the aggressive coastal environment, but also for aesthetic reasons as final color was to blend effortlessly with tarnished copper building cladding materials.

The owners residence, which was built to overlook the winery formed part of the project, and also contained the high-specification copper appearance for it’s surface treatment finishes.


  1. 600mm Diameter Columns

  2. 30m Rafters