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June 2006
Codes of the Cave
Doing your homework before you build a cave is the key, as permitting processes vary from county to county and are often in flux.
by Bill Pregler
Historically a cool and damp place to store barrels, caves have rapidly evolved into some of the most unique and specialized building projects for wineries. For years caves were simply a behind-the-scenes anomaly of the winery. In the last few years, however, they have become popular locations for receptions and wine tastings and even operate as underground production facilities, complete with tankage and bottling lines. As a result, county building departments are playing catch up and struggli...
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