Robert Young Estate Winery
Redwood in the new tasting room was reclaimed from the old barn, then milled and installed. The Robert Young Estate Winery consists of wine caves, a 3,350 sf barn, and some of the best grapes in the Alexander Valley. When the Youngs decided to expand from grape growing to winemaking, they wanted to stay close to their roots. They wanted the winery to look like the existing barn, and complement the surrounding areas. When JMA started the demolition, we went to great lengths to save as much of the barn’s old redwood as possible. Milled and installed by JMA, it was used in the tasting room. The project consisted of the barn with its barrel and steel tank storage, a tasting room and winemaking lab, along with an extensive crush pad. As with all wineries, crush time is critical — all construction had to be completed by crush, including the wine caves, which were being built by another contractor. Unfortunately, the cave contractor’s work was lagging, jeopardizing the project schedule. JMA, at the owner’s request, stepped in and finished the caves, in time to accommodate the crush.