Coiled Wines will join Telaya Wine Co. at a new two-story winery set to open after this year’s harvest. Site work has started for the 11,000-square-foot building, formerly a parking lot for the Riverside Hotel. The site is just down Chinden Boulevard from the current home for Coiled and Telaya, a building owned by Cinder Wines.
Telaya co-owner Earl Sullivan said adding a second winery won’t affect plans for the building, and might increase traffic to the new site.
“It’s a good fit because it makes it more of a draw to the site with two wineries there,” Sullivan said. He said he and his wife Carrie are also close friends with Coiled owners Leslie Preston and her husband Ross Lam, and both couples have kids who are the same age.
“It’s a good family mesh, too,” Sullivan said.
Telaya announced plans for its new winery in April. In early June, Telaya received permits to start site improvements, which are needed to raise the building’s first floor and patio above the Greenbelt so customers can have views of the Boise River. Sullivan said he’s hoping to receive structural permits to start raising the building in the next two to three weeks, so that the winery can open in November. Both wineries will perform their harvest at Cinder’s site this year.
Jordan-Wilcomb Construction is the general contractor for the new Telaya building, which was designed by Larson Architects.