Wineries

Site of Merryvale's new 65,000 square foot wine making facility.

Merryvale Vineyards, of St. Helens, had broken ground on their new winemaking facility in the Carneros region of Napa County. The general contractor for the winery, which was scheduled for completion by the 2006 crush season, was Andrews & Thornley, Inc. of Napa. LeDuc & Dexter had worked with Andrews & Thornley many times over […]

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Front outdoor view of Rodney Strong Vineyard

Back in 2008, Rodney Strong Vineyards had been expanding their wine-making facility at a fairly steady rate. In 1998 they upgraded their present crush area with two rotary fermenters, two presses, and new augers and hoppers. LeDuc & Dexter’s commercial department was hired to complete the design/build plumbing. That included drainage and wastewater piping, hot […]

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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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Blankiet estate exterior stonework.

Back in September 2006, the Blankiet Estate was getting ready to crush grapes at their new winery that was partially completed. That was also the year they were bringing their second vintage at the picturesque setting that Blankiet provides in the hills of Yountville with a winery that was at the time nearing completion. Because of […]

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Wall Plumbing Above Concrete

Stryker Sonoma, located on Hwy. 128 in Geyserville, is an interesting example of a winery plumbing project. The project included construction of a premium winery and two residential structures. What made the project challenging was that no winemaker had yet been hired by the winery. How were the design and building phases to progress efficiently […]

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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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new winery foundation construction

When it is completed in time for the crush of 2005 the Moshin Family Winery will include a 3-tier production facility and tasting room. The winery is now under construction. Cary & Associates Builders, Inc. is the general contractor and Corey Cleland is the project manager. Moshin Family Winery is a design/build project and Cleland […]

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winery outside view

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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