Kistler Vineyards Tasting & Cellar Barn

Winner of the AIA Redwood Empire 2018 Design Awards in the Alteration Restoration Rehab Historic category.


Featured on the cover of Hospitality Design magazine’s May 2017 HD Expo issue.

Building this new but old-looking barn began with the careful demolition of the old redwood siding and corrugated metal roof from the old barn that stood on the same site. Salvaged wood from the demo was re-purposed for interior siding on the walls in the tasting room; the metal roof was re-used for the new barn’s roof. The structure includes a large central tasting room, flanked by two barrel cellars, with a covered crush pad in back.

Photography copyright David Wakely, San Francisco.

Project Team

  • Location:
    Forestville, CA
  • Size:
    3,200 sf
  • JMA Project Manager:
    Aaron Jacobs
  • JMA Superintendent:
    Rob Bachanas
  • Architecture:
    Architectural Resource Group
  • Interior Design:
    Architectural Resource Group
  • Lighting Design:
    Architectural Resource Group
  • Mechanical Engineering:
    TEP Engineer
  • Landscape Architecture:
    Damir Hurdich Design
  • Structural Engineering:
    Tuan & Robinson Structural