The southern end of the former equestrian arena was transformed into a functioning winery and tasting room. Designed for producing approximately 8,000 cases of wine, and able to barrel 4,800 cases, this winery was designed to be both efficient and extremely flexible. This winery has all the amenities of a ground-up-designed production facility, but the character of a historic agricultural building. This end of the building’s structure was able to remain relatively intact, with the addition of structural infill within the existing trusses. The outdoor crush space is brand new to the building, and this opportunity allowed us to design it with more industrial, robust materials than the rest of the building, to support the traffic of people and equipment.


Sustainable features include adaptive reuse of existing buildings, efficient building envelope, daylighting and passive cooling, site and roof top water collection for irrigation. A photovoltaic array is planned for the near-future.

Location: Carlton, Oregon

Size: Hospitality 13,750 SF, Winery 5,575 SF

Production: 8,000 cases

Project Team: Richard Brown AIA, Jason Didion, Hope Telford,

                       Narges Shams, and Rhiannon Reynolds

Landscape Architect: Koch Landscape Architecture

Contractor: O’Brien & Company


This project was published in Portland Monthly magazine, "How to Throw a Great Party" and Sunset magazine, "Amazing Wine-Country Getaway, Our Guidebook".


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