White Oak Winery


White Oak Winery
Elkhart, Iowa

Chris and Janet Harmeyer loved to grow grapes and make their own wine.  After years of maintaining their day jobs and growing grapes and making wine in their spare time, they decided to make an investment in their own winery.  Their goal was to build a winery to process their own wine and to provide a dining experience and point of destination for wine lovers throughout the Midwest.  In 2005, they hired Tim Olson to design their winery and restaurant.  Their winery includes a 6,300 SF 2.5 story facility with wrap-around porch, cedar siding and stone veneer.  The interior features mission style oak trim, beams, and white oak floors throughout the tasting room and banquet hall.  The lower level has a walk-out for their processing facility with an overhead door and 14’ tall ceilings for the storage tanks.  The building has geothermal heating and cooling.

Completion Date: 2006

Project Size: 6,300 SF

Type of Delivery: Design / Negotiated Build