project data 

Completion: September 2002 and additional phases completing in September 2008
Client: Tony and Michelle Soter    /    Architect: Backen Gillam Architects, and Wade Design
Square Footage: 12,500     /     Production: 7000 – 12,000 Cases

Responsible farming practices and an ardent reverence for the environment are the core values of this owner.  The 5,000 square foot tasting lodge and the two adjoining private guest cabins were built to blend in to this bio dynamic vineyard.  

Just as the owners respect farming, they also respect craftmanship, they speak of the "interaction of both the hand and the land."   Craftsmanship can be found all throughout this facility.  All doors & windows, cabinetry and metal works were custom crafted by local Willamette Valley businesses.

The reverence for the environment took nothing away from the comfort of their guests.  A hydronic heated floor fed by an external 1,200 foot buried giothermal glycol loop heats the space.

The owner has continually challenged our construction team to respect the agricultural character of this beautiful vineyard, and we have been honored to be a part of the multiple construction phases producing facilities consistent with the owners belief in the "interaction of both the hand and the land."


Project Data

Completion: September 2002 and additional phases completing in September 2008
Client: Tony and Michelle Soter
Architect: Backen Gillam Architects, and Wade Design
Square Footage: 12,500
Production: 7000 – 12,000 Cases