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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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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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 Hobbs […]

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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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