Architect of Record

Ernie Munch


Dayton, Oregon



Stoller Family Estate Tasting Room

“Stoller’s state-of-the-art winery in Dundee Hills is a model of innovation in a region at the forefront of sustainability.” -Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

This building uses no fossil fuels and was designed to harvest 100% (at least) of the energy it uses from its site, which includes a 77.17kW solar array.

Along with high efficiency heat pumps, windows can be opened / closed to passively ventilate the space and their operation is coordinated with the mechanical system. Deep overhangs shade the walls and windows to reduce the demand for cooling and mitigate harsh light while allowing for the open views to the surrounding vineyard as well as the harvesting of daylight by large north-facing windows, clerestory windows and skylights. Electrical lighting is managed by photo cells, motion sensors, and dimming controls to conserve energy. The flat roof between the solar arrays are planted with grasses which insulate that roof and manage storm water, which eventually drains to a wetland pond that doubles as water storage for the Dayton Fire Department. The six large wood columns in the tasting room that support the roof and solar array were made from timbers salvaged from a remodel of Powell’s bookstore, in Portland. The Oregon white oak veneer on the cabinets comes from a 200 year old windfall oak and the ceiling and siding are made from Douglas Fir salvaged from “standing dead” trees that remained after the Biscuit Fire of 2002, which burned nearly 500,000 acres of the Siskiyou National Forest. Paints, coatings and carpets have low or zero Volatile Organic Compounds.