NICHOLAS COLE CELLARS | STUDY
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON
Early in 2001 we were asked to design a new 5,000 case winery and an adjacent case storage building. Our concept sited the buildings behind a stand of Black Locust that separated them from the parking area. Two barrel caves provided the foundation for the fermentation room above and large girder trusses supporting a barn-like gable roof structure. A long wall of weathered stone separated the working winery from the tasting room and offices. The storage building was the first to be constructed and was used as a temporary winery until it was sold in 2012. The main winery was not built.