Sonoma County’s Knights Bridge Winery production facility reflects sustainability commitment

Design of a new manufacturing constructing on the grounds of the Knights Bridge Winery positioned at 17134 Spencer Lane near Calistoga began in January 2020 is the latest in a collection of enlargement jobs that in the beginning bundled a hospitality middle, wine caves and a barn.

The 14,000-sq.-foot Sonoma County facility opened Nov. 5, ready to make an approximated collective full of 10,000 situations of cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay per 12 months.

Found on the west facet of the Knights Valley appellation, the vintner’s assets has a practically 100-acre winery nestled near the base of Mt. St. Helena, at an elevation from 300 to 900 ft.

This spot is identified for acquiring the warmest climate amongst Sonoma County 18 sub-appellations, and is also a single of the smallest, with only 2,000 acres planted in vines.

According Knights Bridge Vineyard web page, the present proprietors are: Essel Bailey, Menakka Bailey, Tom Costin, Cindy Costin, Jim Bailey and Kelley Bailey.

“As stewards of the land, the proprietors of Knights Bridge are dedicated to continuing their effectively-established sustainable agricultural tactics and functions to ensure there is no adverse impression on the special rural mother nature of its environment,” mentioned Debi Leal, president of the Knights Bridge Vineyard.

“Our hope is that our stewardship of the vineyards, the compact above-floor footprint of the fermentation barn, and superior drinking water-conserving and processing ideas can display that agriculture, the wine business and sustainable preservation of our normal methods can not only coexist but prosper to much better our communities.”

Job parts in the winery manufacturing setting up contain crush, fermentation and storage operations. The building is “stepped” into the hillside and situated at the entrance to the caves. This composition features a metal and glass wall going through north to look at Mt. St. Helena.

In addition, the in depth community of caves presents additional manufacturing space, barrel getting old and also a tour route by way of the mountain to a cave office environment and tasting constructing constructed all over a under grade courtyard backyard and light nicely.

Building resources were chosen for compatibility with native hues on internet site. The creating has strong and desirable siding and natural coloured concrete walls, as very well as steel and glass home windows and doors. It also has a corrugated steel roof in a shade the blends perfectly with the purely natural features that serve as a backdrop to the winery.

The business office and tasting creating have pure plaster walls and had been manufactured under grade with a deep soil indigenous grass and wildflower stepped planter roof overhead. Once again, metal and glass partitions frame a sunken courtyard with ample daylight. The landscape idea is minimalist and in trying to keep with the pristine Knights Valley’s oak woodlands and surrounding vineyards.