Osborn Siegert Architecture and Centric General Contractors recently selected Dynamic Architectural as their fenestration partner for the new Davies Tasting Room in the Diamond Mountain appellation south of Calistoga. This unique construction, with steel windows and doors supplied by Dynamic, is helping bind the region’s history and the local community together.
Davies Vineyards was conceived at the historic Schramsberg Winery, which is situated in the Diamond Mountain appellation south of Calistoga. Named after Jack and Jamie Davies, the founders restored Schramsberg, one of the earliest wineries in Napa Valley. Their son Hugh is the President of Schramsberg and he oversees wine making for Davies Vineyards. In 2012, Davies Winery found a home in a southern area of St. Helena just off of the congested Highway 29 and is exposed to the many people traveling in out of the Valley.
A light-filled reception room highlighted by chandeliers made of metal from wine-barrel straps welcomes each visitor. The space has a refined, collected look, with family memorabilia and artifacts decorating the space like this family crest above the fireplace.
Clad in stone quarried from Napa Valley Mountains, the tasting room is intended to look like it’s somewhat old resembling a ghost winery from the pre-prohibition era. Blended with concrete, iron, and repurposed barnwood, the elements come together to give a sense of history.
Along with a new tasting room, a demonstration mini-vineyard was planted with various Bordeaux varietals to educate visitors about a variety of practices relating to vines including trellising, pruning and picking. Visitors get an up-close understanding of the changes that occur in vines over a full year including bud break, flowering, veraison and visitors can taste ripe grapes before harvest.
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Courtesy of Centric Chronicle blog by Tim McDonald for the Centric General Contractors.