Illahe Winery

Dallas, Oregon


Due to a tight budget this facility is to be built in phases. The initial 3-level structure was designed to be simple and flexible. It allows for gentle grape handling and accommodates a variety of winemaking approaches. The facility includes an elevated crush pad, fermentation room, lab, and a barrel room cut into the hillside. A sky-lit cut-and-cover “cave” was recently added.


Completion: Phase 1: 2008,  Phase 2: 2105.


Client: Lowell, Brad and Bethany Ford


Size: 6,700 sf


Production: 4,000 cases Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gruner Veltliner, Viognier, Riesling


Project Team: Juergen Panoscha, Reed Lewis, Larry Ferar


Contractor: Phase 1: John Holdorf, Phase 2: Dalke Construction