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The Ranch Winery Expands to Meet Shifting Needs of Industry
Innovative Custom Crush Operation Offers Flexible, State-of-the-Art Solutions for Modern Wine Industry

Saint Helena, CA — (June 22, 2010) The Ranch Winery announces the next phase of development, offering an expanded hospitality footprint and additional crush pad and bulk storage cooperage; making them arguably the most flexible custom crush option in Northern California, and a sophisticated and cost sensitive solution for vintners seeking a home for wine production, bottling and storage.

“By expanding our facilities we are able to offer an even broader range of options to meet the needs of clients both large and small,” says Bob McCaffrey, General Manager. “Growing tank space and barrel storage, as well as enhanced certification and hospitality options can benefit our existing clients and are certainly a draw to producers looking for production space that can grow as they grow. It’s an incredibly flexible and cost effective solution for many people seeking to make and store wine without building or expanding a winery.”

Joel Gott, who originally helped to develop and concept The Ranch notes, ”The economic downturn has created a situation where some labels have opted to delay investments in infrastructure — making The Ranch a very sensible production choice. Ironically, this same financial climate has created enormous demand for value brands, and with newly expanded capacity of more than 800,000 gallons of tank storage, The Ranch is uniquely equipped to service these needs as well.”

For the 2010 harvest, The Ranch Winery can accommodate large bin processing and is seeking to increase grower programs. The full-service facility offers both production and brokerage services for bulk wine, and the expanded storage capacity includes a variety of flexible tank options ranging from 300 to 100,000 gallons, as well as a temperature and humidity controlled barrel storage facility. This allows The Ranch Winery to offer scalable storage solutions to meet any project need. The Ranch is CCOF certified, and is completing the HACCP and ISO-9001 certification process

In addition to offering the widest range of secure, temperature controlled tank and storage options of any custom crush facility in the Napa Valley, The Ranch Winery also features state of the art bottling lines supported by an experienced production team. The veteran in-house crew collaborates with visiting wine makers to support their wine making activities, meeting the highest standards for crush services, wine storage, treatments, and bottling needs.

The Ranch Winery was developed in 2006 by industry innovator Joel Gott to provide an unparalleled production complex offering creative and flexible solutions for an ever evolving industry. For more information, please visit or call Gretchen Brakesman at 707-286-2690.


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June 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm

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