Amavi Cellars

Walla Walla, Washington

The wood, steel and glass building contrasts with the rolling hills and surrounding agriculture. Perched on a knoll, the tasting room captures a sweeping view of the Blue Mountains. A great environment for sampling award-winning wines.

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Amavi Cellars is a destination winery in the Walla Walla Valley, nestled in estate-owned vineyards.

The building tucks neatly into a hillside, with clean lines and an expressed steel frame. Perched on a knoll, the tasting room features wall-to-wall windows with a sweeping view of the Blue Mountains. The adjoining conference room provides expansion space for banquets. The lower floor is cased goods storage and also includes a full commercial kitchen for catered events.

Visible from a distance in the rolling hills, the light monitor is functional, admiting indirect daylight over the tasting bar. At times, it is the only feature of the winery that is visible above a vineyard or hill to travelers on a country road.

"In addition to those seeking out Amavi Cellars, the new facility has been attracting spontaneous drop-in visitors". — Norm McKibben, Partner, Amavi Cellars


Structural Engineer
Quantum Consulting Engineers

Mechanical Engineering
Greenbusch Group

Electrical Engineering
Cierra Electrical Engineers

General Contractor
Ketelsen Construction