Title

St. Helena Wine Cave

Lead Author Major

Civil Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Luke Lee

Faculty Mentor Department

Civil Engineering

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Scott Merry

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Gary Litton

Abstract/Artist Statement

Cairdean Winery, a winery located in St. Helena, CA, is requiring a wine cave to be constructed in order to age wine at a consistent cool temperature underground. Wine caves provide a more humid, underground environment which allows winemakers to decrease wine losses to evaporation and thereby increase profits. Unlike conventional above-ground storage, a wine cave provides a consistent climate, custom client specifications, and potential for lower energy costs. The wine cave design proposed for this project requires geotechnical soil analysis, tunnel and retaining wall design, and environmental considerations. Design elements are based on the client’s needs, location, and budget. Project goals for the St. Helena Wine Cave site include a 20,000 gallon wine storage capacity tunnel, 30ft tall soil nail wall, civil planning and environmental analysis including a CEQA Mitigated Negative Declaration. Final project deliverables will include structural design for the wall and tunnel, environmental analysis and constructions plans

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

27-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

27-4-2013 3:30 PM

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St. Helena Wine Cave

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Cairdean Winery, a winery located in St. Helena, CA, is requiring a wine cave to be constructed in order to age wine at a consistent cool temperature underground. Wine caves provide a more humid, underground environment which allows winemakers to decrease wine losses to evaporation and thereby increase profits. Unlike conventional above-ground storage, a wine cave provides a consistent climate, custom client specifications, and potential for lower energy costs. The wine cave design proposed for this project requires geotechnical soil analysis, tunnel and retaining wall design, and environmental considerations. Design elements are based on the client’s needs, location, and budget. Project goals for the St. Helena Wine Cave site include a 20,000 gallon wine storage capacity tunnel, 30ft tall soil nail wall, civil planning and environmental analysis including a CEQA Mitigated Negative Declaration. Final project deliverables will include structural design for the wall and tunnel, environmental analysis and constructions plans