Hill Winery • was designed
in 1995 by Howard Bursen Consulting, and built in 1996. The building
features a combination of visual
elegance, economical construction,
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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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