Vineyard uses reclaimed materials

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stoller Vineyards opened a new tasting room made mostly of reclaimed wood.

The huge support columns came from an old Portland warehouse. The wood used in the rolling ceiling came from one of Oregon’s largest fires.

“The wood is reclaimed wood from the Biscuit fire, it’s standing dead which is trees that were still standing but were destroyed by the fire. We were able to go in and harvest the wood inside which is really high quality wood,” explained Gary Mortensen, General Manager at Stoller Vineyards.

The tasting room's 236 solar panels generate enough energy to power the entire building and send excess power to its neighboring winery. During the slower summer months some of energy is actually fed back into the grid.

Read more at KGW.

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