With great food one needs great wine. Portland has a crush on wine. After all, the Willamette Valley is home to over 400 wineries. Now, aficionados and casual wine tasters can tour a winery without leaving the city. Welcome to The Winery at The Bindery. More than just a wine cellar, it’s the nation’s first urban underground winery and tasting room.
The concept for an urban winery is an extension of that same craft spirit that goes into a microbrewery, a coffee roaster or a boutique distillery. Hops, beans, grain and now, grapes. More and more people are interested in making wine, but driving to the country makes it difficult if not impossible.
Designed by Waterleaf architects, the underground winery features 5,000 SF of space carefully planned to accommodate significant tons of processed fruit.