A Washington Winery Offers Guests A Taste Of Home

TRAVEL + LIFESTYLE | BY | February 9, 2018

COR Cellars

Lyle, Washington

Stepping into COR Cellars feels like stepping into your own home, and that’s exactly what owners Luke and Megan Bradford envisioned for the winery’s recently redesigned tasting room. Originally launched in 2004, COR Cellars now blends effortlessly with its Columbia River Gorge backdrop, featuring a winery and tasting room overlooking Mount Hood.

The design, conceived by goCstudio, features an exterior courtyard that invites guests into the heart of the structure–the tasting room. The dark earth-toned palette draws from the natural shadows and edges mimicked in the nearby rolling hills and puts the views on full display through glass windows and doors. A fireplace offers a cozy spot to gather, while the courtyard terrace provides sights out to the gorge and beyond.

The winery grows its own grapes for Riesling and Sauvignon blanc and makes a variety of reds from local grapes. “We see ourselves as stewards of the land and guides for the grapes from soil to bottle,” says Luke Bradford.

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