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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 9:54 am

Huffing and puffing through the August heat, 36 workshop participants from all over the country built a house of straw. More specifically, they constructed a wine tasting room for Monroe Bay Vineyard, using straw bales in lieu of traditional walls.

From August 5-13, Kirtsen “Kiki” Apple, owner and wine maker at Monroe Bay Vineyard, hosted a workshop for constructing buildings made from straw bales. Washington State local and world-renowned straw bale builder Andrew Morrison, selected Monroe Bay as the site for his straw bale workshop. During this class, participants were taught the extensive process of using straw bales as building supplies. Morrison noted, “This is our first winery facility we have built out of straw bale. I have been working with Kiki on the design and believe it will be an exceptional facility.” This tasting room is the only facility of its kind on the East Coast.

People came from all around to participate in this one-of-a-kind workshop taught by straw bale builder, Andrew Morrison.

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 9/12/18