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The Lokoya Winery
How do you give an old winery a modern touch while keeping its old spirit?
CoorItalia has been a proud partner of the Lokoya Winery project, in the Napa Valley, by supplying windows and doors made by Italian manufacturer Brombal.
First of all, here is the unique story behind the winery.
Based in the Wine Country, the old Yverdon estate, in the St. Helena area, overlooks the vineyards on the 77-acre property. While talking to one of the winery’s representatives of the Jackson Family, that owns today the Lokoya Winery, we found that the 50-year-old building in concrete has actually some Italian connections. Nevertheless, it was constructed by Italian masons who had moved to California. Originally it was property of Fred Aves, who realized the building in the ’70s and called it the Yverdon Winery.
The biggest challenge that the architects, the builders, and the manufacturers faced in order to give the old winery a 21st-century touch was to hide all the features belonging to the old edifice. Dealing with arches made of concrete was not an easy task, however both builders and architects overcame the difficulty by working on templates that were sent to Italy. This decision was crucial in order to facilitate the job of the manufacturers and make it sure the doors could perfectly fit the existing arches.
Our manufacturer, Brombal, produced glass outdoor windows that allow natural light and indoor windows that, thanks to their thermal break, are thermally efficient and can be used for a temperature-controlled glass cabinet.
Architects: Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Studio – John Taft
Builders: Ledcor Construction
Project Manager: John McBroom