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Abbott Claim Winery
by Soderstrom Architects

Abbott Claim Winery by Soderstrom Architects
Andrea Johnson Photography

Soderstrom Architects has created a winery subtly tucked into the hillside in Oregon, with materials to match the beauty of the landscape.


The project is Beck Family Estates' first winery developed outside of South Africa, standing as a thoughtful expression in the built form of the rolling hills and beauty of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA region in Oregon.

The project features custom elements such as a living roof, a semi-circular barrel cellar, and an underground wine library lit from an oculus above. Large canopies provide weather protection and screening for the crush pad and mobile bottling line.

Highlights include airfoil-shaped, tilt-up panels formed with Corten steel left in place as the exterior skin, combined with integrally coloured concrete. These materials evoke the colour of the native soil, while the airfoil shape of the panels mimics the curvature of the surrounding hills.


This project has been longlisted in the business building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Soderstrom Architects

Project: Abbott Claim Winery

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