Wineries

Outside fermentation barn.

The year is 2008, six years after working on the completion of a state-of-the-art fermentation barn for Nickel & Nickel, a premium single vineyard wine producer in the Napa Valley, LeDuc & Dexter Inc’s commercial plumbing department is helping to complete a carbon copy of the original barn right next door. The overall design/build project […]

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Futo Featured

The Futo Family Estate Winery, hidden in the foothills of the Oakville Appellation in Napa County, has a hidden maze of piping housed in its concrete foundation. This maze of piping is referred to as a mechanical chase instead of a mechanical room because it runs through three sides of the foundation below the fermentation room. […]

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Merry Edwards Winery, situated in the Coopersmith Pinot Noir vineyard near Graton.

The Merry Edwards Winery was under construction in early 2007 and was on track to be crushing grapes by the 2007 harvest season. Located off Hwy. 116, just south of Frei Road and a few minutes from Graton, the winery is situated in the Coopersmith Pinot Noir vineyard and named after Merry Edwards husband. Ken […]

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Winery Work

Vineyard 7 & 8 is a hidden showplace located on Old St. Helena Road, off Calistoga Road at the Sonoma/Napa County line. The winery building features a rich exterior finish of sandstone brickwork and a slate roof. Vineyard 7 & 8 refer to the Estate Cabernet vineyard, Vineyard 7, and the Reserve Chardonnay vineyard, Vineyard […]

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sonoma county winery

The stonework is the first thing to take note of at BV Winery. Century old stonework sometimes covered with ivy vines on the exterior walls, and stonework that was used to build a maze of interior rooms, cellars and hallways throughout the winery. Once inside the winery the second thing to take note of are […]

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Outdoor Winery

Paul Hobbs’ Crossbarn Winery was one of our many large winery projects here at LeDuc and Dexter.  The winery is located on the southwest corn of Occidental Road and Highway 116 in Sebastopol amidst a complex of renovated fruit processing and storage buildings.  There are currently six wineries located in this complex.  The original Paul […]

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beautiful tree sonoma county

On a sunny, mild autumn day in the coastal mountains high above the Sonoma Coast between Jenner and Fort Ross things are moving forward at Flowers Winery & Vineyards. The expansion that includes a high roofed structure over the existing tank pad and a connected new structure housing 3 barrel rooms plus offices lab, tasting […]

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la jota front picture

On Howell Mountain in Napa County, at what seems like the end of a trail, there sits a winery called La Jota . It’s been sitting there since 1898 when it was built by San Francisco newspaper man Frederick Hess. The recent history of La Jota dates back to 1974 when Bill and Joan Smith […]

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underground piping before foundation concrete

Radiant cooling in wine caves has two benefits according to Rob Main of The Engineering Partnership. The tangible benefit is the cooling of air mass that allows even, low temperatures that discourage oxidation in the wine making process. The other benefit has to do with, in a roundabout way, marketing. Rob Main explains, “When a […]

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Mauritson Winery

Design/build construction has become the practical and innovative direction taken by many of the new wineries built in the wine country. Because of the complexity of winery construction, the work calls out for specialists, or design/build teams, that have the experience of winery construction, working with owners and winemakers, plus working with each other. Mauritson […]

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