A Toast To This Oregon Tasting Room Steeped in Americana Aesthetics


Wood table with green banquette seating, and side chairs, topped by wine bottles and glasses.

Just outside of Newberg, Oregon, Arborbrook Vineyards has been granted new life thanks to Cooper Mountain Vineyards, which settled into the historic estate earlier this year. Sitting atop 30 scenic acres, Arborbrook by Cooper Mountain Vineyards welcomes visitors to sip its signature pinot noirs in the picturesque Chehalem Mountains, a designated American Viticultural Area. Recently, the tasting room inside the historic barn at Arborbrook received a refresh from Portland-based interior designer Max Humphrey, who brought in his characteristic layered and textural Americana aesthetic.

“We wanted to respect the building’s history, but not be too literal about it,” Humphrey explains. New tongue-and-groove planking on the walls and ceilings harks to the barn’s past while contemporary lighting from Portland-based Schoolhouse and Rejuvenation along with custom-built furnishings and wine cubbies by local woodworker Nathan Dinihanian add a modern touch.

“We wanted to keep things simple yet still interesting,” Humphrey says. “It’s all about the wine and the surrounding vineyards—we simply wanted to enhance that experience.”