Having an architectural partner that understands both your business and how to capitalize on the beauty of your property is key to creating a design that works for you. Sokol Blosser Winery decided to partner with Allied Works Architecture to design their new Tasting Room and what they came up with will amaze you.
Allied Works is a 40-person practice with offices in New York City and Portland, Oregon. They have completed various critically acclaimed projects and their ability to create beautiful designs in diverse landscapes has led to projects including museums, educational institutions, studios, and even historical districts. Sokol Blosser Winery in Dundee, Oregon hired them to design a new Tasting Room and event space that would become the featured location for their winery. The key focus of this property was to encompass a variety of tasting experiences while capitalizing on the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
With the winery on a knoll with wonderful views of the Willamette Valley, the location was already set in a place of natural beauty. Wanting the Tasting Room to complement the land, it is surrounded with a series of gardens, terraces and pathways that allow it to become a part of the landscape. The building itself looks like a mass of wood, with a design that maximizes natural light through spaces that open it up to the surrounding land. The connection to the landscape in also apparent in the construction, with the use of hemlock, fir, and cedar, which helps it blend in with the background. In addition, the Tasting Room can fit a variety of tasting experiences, with various locations such as the Main Room, Cellar Lounge, Secret Garden, and many more. This versatility makes this location perfect, whether you want a more private or a more open outdoor wine tasting experience.
With Allied Work’s organic architectural design meshing well with the surrounding landscape, Sokol Blosser can conduct tastings in a setting that provides the best experience for their visitors. As such, Allied Works left their mark but bringing internationally-recognized and critically acclaimed architecture to Oregon’s wine country in the form of Sokol Blosser’s Tasting Room.