Rabbit Ridge Winery and Tasting Room
RRM Design Group provided master planning, conceptual design, and construction drawings for this “Tuscan village” winery, including a visitor facility and an 80,000 sf premium red wine production facility. The high-tech wine processing complex includes a crush pad, a tank room with winemaker’s lab above, a barrel storage room with offices above, and a warehouse/bottling room for up to 400,000 cases of annual production. State-of-the-art energy efficient design utilizes natural slopes for gravity flow, buildings cut into hillsides for geothermal cooling, and reclaimed water collection ponds for irrigation purposes, reducing operating costs. Design considerations respected the existing topography, native oak trees, natural watercourses, and habitat for the kitfox. Site amenities include walkways, visitor picnic areas, and outdoor seating for special events with maximized views of surrounding hills.