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Cowhorn Vineyard and Gardens

Biodynamic Estate Winery and Farm

  • It was great working with Green Hammer from the beginning to the end. They made the impossible possible and did it with professionalism and grace. The follow through after the project was completed was amazing. My questions were promptly answered years after the project was completed.

    Bill Steele
    Jacksonville, Oregon

Cowhorn Vineyard & Gardens, known for award-winning Rhone varieties is a Biodynamic® Demeter-certified estate winery and commercial farm. When setting out to build a 2,000 square-foot tasting room and case storage area, Bill and Barbara Steele wanted to show the world that sustainable practices and for-profit business are not mutually exclusive. The Steeles and Green Hammer together decided to pursue the Living Building Challenge™, widely considered the world’s most rigorous building standard. In 2016, it became the world's first tasting room – and the first commercial building in Oregon – to achieve Living Building certification. 2YokeDesign provided interior design. Interior photos by Claire Thorington