SotEr vineyards, carlton, Oregon

This owner wanted a multi-phased site-sensitive project that began with converting an existing large barn into a full function transitional winery, together with building twin sub-grade barrel storage vaults, which were to be the beginning of a master planned facility that would evolve over the ensuing 7 - 10 years. 

A powerful environmentally site-sensitive 5000 square foot tasting lodge, and adjoining private tasting guest cabins were completed together with the next of three phases of  expansion for permanent production facilities for both winery and case storage.  Invisible to guests of the lodge is a cozy hyper efficient hydronic heated floor fed by an external 1200 foot buried geothermal glycol loop.

The owner and his design and construction team is continually challenged to respect the agricultural character of this beautiful vineyard setting and produce facilities consistent with the values of the regions forebearers from past centuries.


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