Having decided to create a new home for his pioneering Oregon winery, David Adelsheim wanted to thoroughly research winery design. Together we traveled to California, Italy, and France asking winemakers about specific challenges and unique solutions. The resulting structure, nestled in the rolling hills of Yamhill County was designed to take advantage of traditional methods and the latest gravity flow techniques. The facility features innovative barrel cellars made from precast concrete culverts.
Completion: Phase I: 1993, Phase II: 1997, Phase III & IV: 2008
Client: David and Ginny Adelsheim, Jack & Lynn Loacker
Size: 37,500 sf
Production: 35,000 cases Pinot Noir, Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay
Project Team: Reed Lewis, Kathleen Haapala, Kris Schewzyk, Caitlin Poliak, Larry Ferar
Contractor: O’Brien Constructors