Carlton Winemakers Studio in Oregon Wine Country
This extraordinary facility is located at 801 North Scott Street,
Carlton, OR 97111. Carlton Winemakers Studio is the nation's first "green" cooperative winemaking facility.
The studio, which is a partnership between Eric Hamacher, his wife, Luisa Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards, along with
Ned and Kirsten Lumpkin of Lumpkin Construction in Seattle and Lazy River Vineyard in Yamhill, promises to be
an archetype for Oregon's wine industry
The facility was built in 2002 by a team of visionary winemakers and vineyard owners. Their intent
was to build a facility that could provide a location for artisan winemakers to
produce quality wines without the prohibitive overhead associated with creating individual winemaking
facilities. The result was that and much more.
The studio was the first winery in Oregon to register with the US Green Building Council.
Tasting rooms are provided for each vintner; as well as production and bottling
facilities All have access to a state-of-the-art, gravity-driven, efficient facility which would not only
produce, but also promote their ultra premium wines:
August Cellars in Newburg, Oregon operates a similiar facility
The wineries of Yakima Valley