Centric Chronicle: A Builder's View

Chappellet’s Barrel Chai Blends the Art and Science of Winemaking

Posted by Tim McDonald

Mar 26, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Great winemaking requires a built environment that facilitates the complex blend of nature, art, and science.  Our story begins in the rugged terroir that is legendary for producing Cabernet Sauvignon. Situated on the rocky slopes of Pritchard Hill in St. Helena, Chappellet Vineyards envisioned a barrel chai that created a multi-sensory journey in winemaking and aesthetic appeal. Our team at Centric worked together with Chappellet to build a structure designed for wine storage and aging.

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Topics: Construction Case Studies, Winery Construction, Energy Efficiency

Get Turned On with Energy Efficiency Options for Custom Homes

Posted by Tim McDonald

Apr 24, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Do you get “turned on” by honoring our environment and helping our community?  Perhaps, you’d get really jazzed with a utility bill reduced by 100%. Whichever of these ideas excite you, it is pretty clear you desire a healthy living space and value a greater quality of life. So, now that you are envisioning your new custom home and want to blend sustainable design solutions with systems for energy efficiencies, you are ready for the information provided this post.

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Topics: Best Practices, Custom Homes, Energy Efficiency