Davis Estates, located in Calistoga, California, involved an extensive rehabilitation of an historic barn built in 1916. They offer a travel back in time on a tour of the historic property, offering a glimpse of how Davis Estates developed. The tour concludes in the tasting room, where the open terrace provides stunning views of the Calistoga terroir. Take in the sights and enjoy a tasting flight of flagship wines paired with an array of seasonal delicacies from the Executive Chef.
The Davis Estates historic barn restoration won Gold Nugget Award for Best Special Use Project! A special thanks to Ledcor Construction and to Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects (BGK) for making this project a reality.
Ledcor Construction and BGK were chosen from an elite pool of Award of Merit winners from around the world as the Grand Prize winners in the 54th annual Gold Nugget Awards [GNA] competition. The event honors architectural design and planning excellence in community and home design, green building, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories.
The judges awarded this project for its sensitivity to the historic character and natural environment, sophisticated attention to detail and functional symmetry. The Davis Estates winery offers a unique tasting experience in a new facility that overlooks the Napa Valley that was inspired by a historic barn on the property that was built in 1916 and is not listed on the California Register of Historical Resources. The project is an elegant balance between old and new. The project features fun historic touches like two restored mid-century tractors, state of the art wine production systems that can be monitored and controlled using an iPad or cellphone, stone veneer harvested on site and 11,000 square feet of underground tunnels and domed wine caves providing temperature-controlled storage all together designed and built to provide a unique hospitality experience.