Sharpe Hill Winery was designed in 1995 by Howard Bursen Consulting, and built in 1996. The building features a combination of visual elegance, economical construction, and efficient utilization of space. In addition to the design and construction supervision, Howard Bursen Consulting also took charge of the Federal and State licensing process, and procured all winemaking equipment.

As consulting winemaker at Sharpe Hill, we have produced wines which have received over 80 awards for excellence in national and international competitions. For example, Sharpe Hill’s Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc wines have outscored Robert Mondavi, Dry Creek, Geyser Peak and other well-known Napa & Sonoma names.

Read what Wine Spectator magazine had to say about Howard Bursen and Sharpe Hill Winery.

Original plans called for a production capacity of 30,000 gallons. As of 2002, sales exceeded that figure. Construction of an addition began in February, 2003. The addition, also designed by Howard Bursen Consulting, will increase capacity to 55,000 gallons.

Design Challenge State Department of Health officials wanted Sharpe Hill to build a needlessly expensive wastewater treatment system suited to an industrial manufacturing plant. Estimated cost: $100,000.

Solution Howard Bursen Consulting saved the owners of Sharpe Hill $75,000 by convincing the officials involved to accept a successful, and less expensive, design we had developed for another winery project.

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