When I read Christopher Allen’s little critique of the proposed design for the new Stone Eagle Winery in the April 14 edition of The Lake Report ("Proposed winery design is overpowering"), I laughed out loud, as I had concluded exactly the same thing.
It does look like a European train station. Being a retired architect I could add: the style is a form of "mid-20th century authoritarian neoclassicism."
Marla Percy’s April 21 letter commenting that the winery resembles a mausoleum seems appropriate as well.
Whatever the description, the design certainly does not say "winery," and even less "Niagara-on-the-Lake."
I really hope the owners and the architect will reconsider the design.