Are you constantly turning off lights at home or finding ways to reduce the use of electricity? The tasting room at The Carlton Winemakers Studio rarely turns on their lights. The way the facility was built was with conservation in mind and with optimizing the use of light. The window placement was done in a way to maximize natural light into the room and allow the outdoors in.
The Carlton Winemakers Studio has reused materials, which includes the metal truss from a dismantled department store, wooden boards from a high school’s bleachers, and chemical resistant countertops from Reed College.
What else makes The Carlton Winemakers Studio green? The concrete used contains aluminum rather than wood; the use of high grade insulation keeps the temperature under control; the column of air space between the interior and exterior concrete walls serves as natural heating and cooling; the counters are made of recycled plastic; the carpets are made of recycled plastic bags; the barrel room dividers are made from recycled sails; the glass garage doors close off the individual winery pods; and all other materials were purchased used.
The Studio is registered with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for certification and is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified winery in the United States. Brightworks in Portland provided assistance with the LEED process and Sokol Blosser Winery already had an LEED-certified barrel-aging building.
801 N Scott St
Carlton, OR 97111
Open daily from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on July 4th
Jeff Woodard, Wine Director
Email | Phone: 503.852.6100
PRIVATE TOURS & GROUPS:
We offer private tours by appointment. Groups of eight or more should call to schedule an appointment, so we may properly plan for your arrival.