We received news last week from Coquerel Family Wine Estates announcing that the Napa County Planning Commission has unanimously approved plans for construction of a winery on their Calistoga estate vineyard in the Napa Valley. Commissioners approved the plans at a meeting last week, paving the way for winemaking and tasting facilities that span 11,000 square feet.
The winery will be built on a 19.73-acre site in Calistoga near Highway 128 and Tubbs Lane. Construction will happen in two phases and will include the demolition of an existing 7,000-square-foot barn located at the rear of the property. Architect Naomi Miroglio of Architectural Resources Group Inc. has been hired to design the winery, which will feature an outdoor tasting space with a view of Mount St. Helena.
The Cockerells hope to break ground soon, with construction expected to conclude in 2014.