Sonoma County California
Another successful collaboration with EcoSteel and DiFede Design Group of Napa Valley, CA. This approximately 7,000 SF Cold Wine/Barrel Storage Project sets a new standard for old world design and latest Title 24 Compliant/ energy efficient buildings. In this eco-friendly building, Fire Resistant Steel construction technology meets CalFire Wildland Urban Interface specs to eliminate combustible/ traditional methods from new construction. The all steel, pre-insulated wall panels are concealed with natural stone finishes.
Wellington Cellars Story:
In 2014, the Belmonte’s purchased Wellington Vineyards, which had been in operation for more than 20 years by father and son, John and Peter Wellington. The newly re-branded Wellington Cellars was born in late 2014 with small lot, hand-crafted wines produced almost exclusively from the 24 acre estate.
The winery and tasting room are situated on in the heart of Sonoma Valley amongst vineyards planted to a wide variety of grapes including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marsanne, Roussane, Malbec, Merlot and Grenache, as well as old-vine Zinfandel dating back to 1882.
New construction began in 2017 and includes the addition of a new barrel room and the renovation of the existing tasting room and original open air barn.
The Belmonte’s will carry on the tradition of Family-owned and operated; with limited production and estate wines. They will produce approximately 3,500 cases of French-Bordeaux wines annually, sold direct to consumer and to their wine club. The new property will allow them to educate guests in the vineyards and share their passion for wine where it all begins.