District Winery

Washington, D.C.
Hospitality, Restaurant

The design of District Winery draws inspiration from traditional wood framed winery buildings. The use of warm, southern yellow pine structural glulam lumber is integrated as the main framing element and decorative elements throughout. Composed in a rhythmic gesture, the yellow pine lumber serves as an internal framework with glass partitions that break up the various wine related programs throughout the space. The juxtaposition of warm and cool finishes, peppered with mid-century modern elements, is seen throughout each level of the venue – all connected by a central grand staircase.

The ground level hosts a full-service restaurant, Ana, and wine production facility. An intermediate mezzanine level serves as a casual gathering space connected to the main level by two towering wine bottle storage structures. The second level is a flexible wedding and conferencing venue with an outdoor terrace that garners sweeping views of the Anacostia River.

This project was designed and constructed under DC’s new Green & Energy Compliance System (GECS) for interior build out larger than 10,000 SF

Photography Credit: Michael Moran