Duckhorn Vineyards Barrel Building
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards is one of Napa Valley’s initial 40 wineries and has since established itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines. The long-standing relationship between Duckhorn Vineyards and Nordby Construction began with the construction of the company’s Goldeneye Winery in 2005 and includes the construction of other wineries in the Duckhorn portfolio and the company’s offices in Sonoma County. Most recently, Nordby completed the renovation and expansion of Duckhorn’s barrel building located in Hopland, California.
Over a period of several decades, there had been multiple additions to the building, including several prior: tank expansions, crush pad modifications & office updates. The goal for the most recent expansion was to accommodate more barrel storage, while maintaining the flow of winemaking, tying systems together from one building to another.
A deep understanding of the winemaking process, close working relationships with subcontractors and a long-standing working relationship with the client allowed Nordby to meet the client’s goals efficiently and successfully.
“I have worked with Nordby on construction projects since 1998. At all times I have found them to add value, operate transparently and with integrity. They are smart and dedicated people, who are also fun to work with. They seek to partner with their clients to deliver projects on time and on budget. From cost estimation to project management to the superintendents on the ground, they are a class act. I would work with Nordby again and recommend others to do so. ”
— Zach Rasmuson, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, The Duckhorn Portfolio