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Come taste and purchase our wines at our tasting room on campus

Our recently-renovated wine building on campus features a large tasting room and retail store.  While tasting one of our current releases, you can see the barrel room and classrooms which make up our teaching winery.  In addition to our own wines, our retail store also stocks wines from many of our alumni wineries.  Come support our student winemakers and join us for a student tasting.  Look for special events on our calendar!

The adjacent outdoor patio is a perfect space for enjoying a glass of wine.  For special events, our tasting room can be opened to our winery, kitchen, and patio through large roll-up glass doors.

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Location

We are located at the rear of the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College.

Directions and maps

Hours

Retail Sales & Tasting Room

Tuesday – Thursday  1:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday  1:00pm – 4:00pm

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Building Design

Our facility was designed by Boxwood Architects, a Seattle-based firm that specializes in winery design, and we believe our tasting room to be a crown jewel. With reclaimed redwood as a backdrop, the tasting room counter is faced with basalt rock, prevalent in Eastern Washington’s wine-rich land.  The multi-function space that makes up our tasting room can be converted to a much larger event space by opening roll-up glass doors.  This allows our tasting room to be connected to our winery, kitchen and patio.

Our barrel rooms are constructed as a “room within a room” inside of our winery building; this allows us to store wine for an extended period with minimal temperature variation.  Walls surrounding our barrel rooms are constructed with Faswall blocks using recycled wood shipping palettes and cement.  In addition to adding an attractive design element, this highly-insulated material significantly reduces the amount of energy required to cool the rooms.

Grapes are processed on our crush pad adjacent to the winery building.  Our winery space includes a fermentation room with temperature-controlled tanks, plenty of work space for winery operations, and on-site laboratory which also doubles as a classroom.