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DeLille and Sparkman Cellars Create New Tasting Rooms at Hollywood Station Business Park
by L.M. Archer
Woodinville, Wash. – In a bold move, two iconic Washington wineries are helping reshape Woodinville’s wine tasting scene. DeLille Cellars and Sparkman Cellars now anchor the newly revamped Hollywood Station, former home of the Redhook Brewery bottling facility. The revitalized business park, located directly across from Chateau Ste. Michelle and next door to Willows Lounge, also counts Teatro Zanzinni dinner theatre and Wheelhouse restaurant among its tenant roster.
DeLille Cellars: Marriage of Art and Science
DeLille Cellars officially opened their new 30,000 square foot, three-tiered tasting, wine club, event, office and production facility in November 2019. Architect Kate Cudney of Hinge Studio helped the winery repurpose the existing space. Cudney and her team stripped the building down to the concrete pad, poured new floors, repurposed the first floor structures, and added two floors, engaging a host of artists and artisans to add a bit of Bordeaux luster to the industrial structure.
“And so a lot of the things you see in the building are about that,” says Cudney. “They’re about this marrying of the precision of the structure and the engineering, and then layering things that are decorative, and fun, and playful, and about discovery and magic.”
To that end, modern light treatments caste a soft glow over inviting, artfully appointed guest conversation areas and adjustable tasting spaces. Whimsical murals, including a gilt Bordelais lion, accent expansive walls. A warm, wooden staircase winds to sumptuous, second-floor private tasting rooms, and a third-floor wine club lounge replete with fireplace, luxe furnishing, and outdoor patio with roll-up doors opening to serene greenbelt views. Long-time DeLille wine club members delight at the ample, French-inspired unisex restrooms, a vast improvement over the old tasting room’s lone restroom.READ MORE HERE.
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