NICHOLAS COLE CELLARS
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON
Winemaker Mike Neuffer of Nicholas Cole Cellars, wanting a presence in downtown Walla Walla, chose to place a tasting room in an old art deco building on Main Street. The historic wedge shaped building, featuring a rounded wall of full height windows, was designed to fit on an angled lot at the corner of a five-way intersection. Boxwood designed and built an expansive curved barrel stave wall inside the tasting room. Warm tones of variegated wood, stained from years of holding aging wine, wrap around the wall, stretching across the length of the tasting room. Exposed structural beams radiate across the ceiling and a smaller barrel stave piece finishes the front of the long, granite tasting bar. Rotating art exhibits, muted wall colors and a dark, glossy floor add elegance and sophistication to the space.