The scheme catapults the practice into a growing group of designers who have been asked to mastermind 'high-end' vineyard and wine-storing projects in recent years, including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava.
The complex, which will stand 10.5m at its highest point, is split into three wings and will be made from oak, Cor-ten steel and glass, 'relating to the production of wine itself.'
A spokesman for Foster & Partners said the trefoil design was the 'logical result of a rationalisation of the wine-making process.'
A road will climb up the roof of the buildings allowing harvested grapes to be poured straight down into the hopper.
Ambitiously, it is hoped the building will be completed by the end of the year.