Peake Ranch Winery and Tasting Room
Type: Wine Production Building
Building Method: Slab on Grade & below grade, Pre-engineered building structure, 4” thick insulated wall panels, 6” thick insulated standing seam roof panels
Location: Santa Rosa Road, near Buellton, CA
May 3, 2018: Please note this project is still under construction. This page will be updated with new photographs upon project completion.
Peake Ranch Winery and Tasting Room is a brand-new, state-of-the-art winery in the Santa Rosa Valley, located about 5 miles west of Buellton on Santa Rosa Road, in a valley studded with oak. Though beautiful, the landscape proved a challenge for architects when building up the hillside: land had to be mass graded and a solid, waterproof foundation had to be created. The end result? A 12,000 square foot production building set alongside a 4,000 square foot wine tasting and sales room, the former made with galvanized steel provided by Burke Steel Buildings. Galvanizing provided the necessary, long-term protection from the moisture and chemicals typical of the wine-making process. No longer will vintners have to deal with the molds that regularly grow in wood-framed wineries. Sandwiched between the steel is a thick layer of foam insulation, serving as protection from the valley’s intense temperature swings. Though optimal for growing grapes, its freezing-cold winters and boiling-hot summers are less than ideal for keeping the production and storage areas at favorable temperatures year-round. This lining helps winemakers alike stay within the desired temperature range — 55 to 60 degrees in storage areas and 65 to 70 degrees in production – no matter the season. The buildings’ solid infrastructures are concealed by a final layer of vertical wood paneling. Despite being built like an industrial warehouse, the winery and tasting rooms’ exteriors appear to guests as though they are country barns, creating a homey, rustic charm for all those who pass through.
Architect: Taylor Lombardo Architects