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SHADOWBROOK WINERY, WALNUT CREEK, CA

All New Construction

Our client has been working with David Bogstad of Loving & Campos in Walnut Creek for approximately three years to create this state-of-the-art winery, guest house and entertainment center. New vines were planted on site in early 2004, supplementing those already planted in 2000 on an adjacent site. The bonded winery is approved for 1,000 cases of production per year. All fruit will be estate grown.

We have worked with Loving & Campos and the client continuously – for approximately two years prior to the start of construction. A true team approach from the beginning to completion was achieved. Construction began in November of 2004 and completed in the fall of 2006.

The intent of the design was to make the structure appear as if it had existed on this site for over seventy five years, i.e., as an original pre-prohibition building. The roofing features barrel and pan Redlands clay tile with a blend of colors; exposed sand blasted cedar heavy timber beams on porches and interior spaces as well; natural wire-brushed cedar windows and doors; and old world limestone plaster on the all interior surfaces. The other interior finishes are equally unusual and equally special. For example, there is burgundy leather wall covering in the tasting room, with views to Sacramento River/Delta and beyond. The Mediterranean architecture suggests the hills of Tuscany and is very pleasing nestled in the foothills of Mount Diablo.

RKH interacted with Loving & Campos Architects, the structural engineers and the county to manage all the usual on-site coordination. The RKH on site manager was connected to the various consultants via the internet and facsimile to actively and promptly respond to the needs and issues that arose. In addition, the RKH on site manager, Darren Torres, was able to forecast future issues with the implementation and/or construction and devise solutions with all the parties involved in the project. Weekly meetings were scheduled  with all on-site staff and subcontractors; monthly or as needed meetings with the design personnel were also conducted on site.

The project was complete in time for the September 2006 harvest. To see many exterior and interior photographs of the elegant Shadowbrook Winery, please visit their website at www.shadowbrookwinery.com. After you click "Enter," click the "Tour Our Winery” button at the top of the navigation list. Or better yet, purchase some their wonderful wine online!

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