New Outdoor Seating Coming Summer ’22
We Seattleites like relaxing on the patio more than most, but the outdoor season can be fleeting here, so we’ve begun work on an expansion of our Upper Garden area designed to outsmart the weather and accommodate more guests. (We heard you on that!)
Construction is underway on two new outdoor seating areas, notable for the three 21′ x 26′ German-designed umbrellas with built-in heating and lighting that will anchor the space. A secret garden will take the place of the bocce court, relocated to the new 6,700 sq. ft. Lower Garden that was completed last fall. In addition to plentiful outdoor seating for tastings, private events, and Cellar Circle celebrations, the new area under construction will feature a basalt fountain, a towering hedge to separate the space from the existing allée, and native landscaping surrounding a magnificent 8-ft tall cedar stump reclaimed from the Carnation Valley. A second, smaller seating area will be located across from the Upper Garden’s grass strip.
Both the Upper and Lower Garden addition reflects the modern aesthetics of the building. The new Lower Garden features a decorative steel wall that serves as the backdrop for a large, freestanding firepit. A small stone garden and tree-lined plaza provide casual seating, and concrete and ipe hardwood, both materials featured prominently in the winery’s industrial-strength design, is used for a seating area surrounding the bocce ball court and a shaded canopy adjoining the Cellar Room.
Paul Wanzer and his team at Seattle’s Hoshide Wanzer Architects designed both spaces. Wanzer was the lead architect on the winery’s original award-winning design. Woodinville’s Rubicon Construction is the project’s general contractor.
Cue the sunglasses!