Illahe Winery

Dallas, Oregon

 

Because of 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 will accommodate 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 and Brad Ford

 

Size: 6,700 sf

 

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

 

Project Team: Juergen Panoscha, Reed Lewis, Larry Ferar

 

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