Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room Chelan, Washington Wine-Making Architecture

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan

Contemporary Architecture in WA, USA Building – design by SkB Architects

Oct 3, 2017

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room

Design: SkB Architects

Location: Chelan, Washington, USA

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan, Washington

Photos: Benjamin Benschneider

Located in downtown Chelan, Rocky Pond Winery is designed to bring a heightened sense of awareness to the winery’s story and their wines. The 2,000-square-foot tasting room serves as a sophisticated venue in which to relax and celebrate the experience of wine, while staying true to the humble, agricultural surroundings of the area.

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan

Reworking a speculative retail space, the existing facade was transformed via a new, fully openable storefront system, merging a small, semi-enclosed exterior patio with the inside.

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan

The owners’ interest in focusing on the experience of wine finds its expression in the casual seating arrangements, and the subtle, natural materials and hues used to build out the space. Defining the space is the forty-foot-long, custom-fabricated, pewter-topped tasting bar, which is set atop a whitewashed pine base.

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Opposite the bar, a forty-foot-long art piece designed by the architects merges cartographic imagery of Burgundy with photographic imagery of Rocky Pond vineyards. The piece serves as an homage to the owners’ wine tasting bike trip through France that served as the inspiration for the winery.

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Neutral tones take precedence, with whitewashed pine used for wall surfaces, whitewashed oak for flooring, and natural fir for ceiling surfaces. Bar cabinetry is a mix of white oak and dark paint. A small, private tasting and dining area can be created through the use of a set of folding walls, which can isolate a portion of the space.

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan Washington

Lighting and C-channel ceiling divisions are blackened to provide a visual contrast to the natural tones that otherwise dominate. A small catering kitchen, restroom, and basement storage area round out the back-of-house areas. A set of vitrines inset into the wall next to the private tasting area showcase a cross-section of earth and vines taken from selected Rocky Pond vineyards.

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Each vitrine highlights the varying grape vines and soil compositions found in the winery’s vineyards. The exhibit serves as a reminder of the natural processes needed to transform grapes into wine as well as a way to educate guests about the soils and climate that make Rocky Pond wines so special.

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Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room, Chelan – Building Information

SkB Architects design team
Kyle Gaffney, co-design principal
Shannon Gaffney, co-design principal
Kim Young, project manager
Heather Pogue, project architect / renderer
Melissa Maddux Renner, project manager/project architect (during construction administration)

Project team
Architecture and Interiors: SkB Architects
Structural Engineer: SSF
Mechanical Engineer: design-build
Electrical Engineer: design-build
Contractor: KMS Homes
VK Design: pewter bar top fabrication

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan

Furnishings
Sofas (Smith & Noble); Utility chairs (Stellarworks); Aluminum stools (Mater Recycled); Side tables (Moroso’s Diesel Overdyed); Folding window wall (Nanawall, SL60 folding door system)

Project Title: Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room
Client: Rocky Pond Winery
Architect: SkB Architects
Site area: 2,000 square feet
Gross Floor area: 2,000 square feet
Location: Chelan, Washington USA
Status: Completed
Project start date/completion date: 2015/2016
Cost: N/A
Collaborators: see list above

Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Washington images / information from SkB Architects

Website: Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room, Chelan, Washington

Address: 212-A E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816, USA
Phone: +1 509-888-6335

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