Project Profiles

JET CITY WINERY

Client: K Brands LLC
Architect: Olson Kundig Architects
Location: Seattle, WA

Description: Adaptive reuse of a 32,000 sq. ft. industrial building in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood into a new wine production facility and tasting space. Project includes replacement of the roof system and floor slab, seismic upgrades, design-build MEP system with new upsized domestic water and electrical utility services, a complete glycol refrigeration system and wine processing piping and equipment, a walk-in cooler for chilled storage, and four 2,300 sq. ft. each refrigerated barrel storage rooms behind a full height custom fabricated steel framed insulated glass partition wall. The office and tasting room includes a wine retail and storage area, wine lab, offices, commercial kitchen, bar/tasting room, event space, public restrooms, and 2-stop elevator. High-end finishes throughout with custom fabricated blackened steel interior and exterior storefront, and metal panel systems by an award winning architect. Received 2017 American Architecture Award.
"Charlies Smith Wines took on the challenge of acquiring and transforming a vintage soda pop bottling plant in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, WA into a first class urban winery. We are proud to showcase our 32,000 sq. ft. facility to the public with two tasting rooms, luxury wine making capabilities and private entertainment experiences overlooking Boeing Field and Mt. Rainier. The vision, challenge and execution was shared by our contractor Foushée during the transformation of this building and we are ecstatic with the outcome. Please come and experience the combination of inspiration and hard work that creates our acclaimed wines at Jet City Winery."
- David Lawrence, K Brands, COO