Designed by award-winning architect, William Turnbull, our red winery building on the Mayacamas Estate is consistent with our philosophy and aspirations. Using the spoils from digging our cave, we have constructed one of the largest rammed earth structures in North America.
By using materials indigenous to the site we have helped demonstrate that constructing an elegant, functional building need not rely on manufactured materials from distant locations.
Thermally efficient, this building is unique in that it requires no mechanical cooling or heating to perform its function. Wooden beams for the roofing system were recycled from an old building in Chico, California.
The winery has received many awards, including the prestigious international award for commercial interior design from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The winery was featured in the San Francisco Examiner Magazine.
In keeping with our overall approach, the estate's solar panel arrays generate enough electricity to supply much of our energy needs.
Our award-winning, earth-formed, wine and olive oil facility on the Mayacamas Estate and the adjacent moist, cool caves allow us to produce handcrafted wines and olive oils entirely on our own estate under carefully controlled conditions. Led by winemaker, Ashley Heisey, our staff is committed to pioneering modern approaches to their centuries-old crafts.
Our solar panel arrays at all three of our locations generate enough electricity to supply our energy needs and we employ biodiesel fuels in all of our farm equipment. Protected by easements granted to the Land Trust of Napa Valley in both Rutherford and the Mayacamas Mountains, our land, and that of our neighbors, will continue to provide a unique rural environment rich with wildlife for future generations.