Exterior with view through the vineyards.

Exterior with view through the vineyards.

Credit: Jeremy Bittermann Photography


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Located amid the contours of the Dundee Hills in Dayton, Ore., a Pacific Northwest wine-growing appellation, this winery addition consists of three interconnected volumes with views of the Yamhill Valley. The 5,700-square-foot building, designed by Portland, Ore.– and New York–based Allied Works Architecture, is clad inside and out with striated wood that draws inspiration from the vineyard rows and the region’s vernacular buildings. The centerpiece is the tasting room, which includes a bar, outdoor terrace, sitting area and hearth, and is flanked by a library and kitchen. At the client’s request, the building is organized to accommodate a variety of tasting experiences in each distinct space, including a covered terrace and walled gardens that can be programmed for events.

The interior walls and ceilings are angled and cut in a sculptural fashion, enveloping visitors in a warm-toned setting that echoes the aesthetic of wine barrels. “I’m intrigued by the original idea of this thing—that we could have a project of such raw vigor, like we’re entering into a wine cask,” juror Sheila Kennedy said. “But the difficulty is that as this turned into a building, it conventionalized very quickly.” Yet, as juror David Dowell noted, “The concept is clear, and the plan is beautiful.”

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Exterior.

Exterior.

Credit: Jeremy Bittermann Photography


Outdoor dining area.

Outdoor dining area.

Credit: Jeremy Bittermann Photography


Site Plan

Site Plan

Credit: Courtesy Allied Works Architecture


  • Canopy detail.

    Credit: Jeremy Bittermann Photography

    Canopy detail.
  • Outdoor seating on the wooden deck.

    Credit: Jeremy Bittermann Photography

    Outdoor seating on the wooden deck.

Tasting room interior.

Tasting room interior.

Credit: Jeremy Bittermann Photography


  • View of the outdoor seating area with its slatted canopy.

    Credit: Jeremy Bittermann Photography

    View of the outdoor seating area with its slatted canopy.
  • Canopy detail.

    Credit: Jeremy Bittermann Photography

    Canopy detail.

Tasting room interior.

Tasting room interior.

Credit: Jeremy Bittermann Photography



Project Credits

Project  Sokol Blosser Winery Tasting Room
Client  Sokol Blosser Winery
Architect  Allied Works Architecture, New York—Brad Cloepfil, AIA (lead designer); Kyle Lommen (principal-in-charge); Nathan Hamilton (project architect); John Weil, AIA; Kathryn van Voorhees; Jared Abraham; Sushwala Hedding; Neal Harrod; Chris Brown (project team)
Structural Engineer  KPFF Engineers
M/E/P Engineer  Glumac
Contractor  R&H Construction
Plants / Horticulture  Tom Fischer
Sustainability  Green Building Services
Interiors  Jennifer Fowler Interiors
Custom Furniture  Scott Roeder Woodworkers
Size  5,700 square feet
Cost  Withheld