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Kendall-Jackson Wine Storage Facility

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Jackson Family Wines (JFW) was looking to expand, and a new wine storage building at the company's Kendall-Jackson Winery in Fulton, CA would unlock the growth opportunities sought. When the time came to build, JFW chose a metal building contractor with expertise in wine storage structures and a good understanding of the benefits insulated metal panel systems from Kingspan Insulated Panels would bring to the project.

Fundamentals Of Wine Care

A wine storage building must be more than just a basic warehouse. Wine has to be stored in a structure that can maintain a temperature range from 55-65° Fahrenheit and humidity levels should remain between 60 to 80 percent. This slows the aging process and helps wine develop properly. Fluctuation in these figures can cause wine to expand and contract, producing oxidation that could ruin its flavor. Humidity below 60 percent can cause evaporation, while exceeding 80 percent can encourage mold. Finally, excessive light exposure causes wine proteins to become “hazy” and can create unwanted aromas and flavors. The building envelope must allow for a stable internal environment that keeps the temperature, humidity, and light exposure within the desired ranges to ensure the highest quality wine production. 

Kingspan’s 900 High Rib Roof and 300 Azteco Wall panels were selected to form the building envelope because they help reduce thermal bridging and prevent unwanted fluctuations in the internal environment throughout the entirety of the winemaking process. Now, with this facility completed, Jackson Family Wines (JFW) has storage space for 35,000 barrels (875,000 cases) of wine, a new barrel cleaning line, and additional wine tanks.

Built To International Codes

CBC Steel Buildings, based in Lathrop, California, was commissioned to design and construct the new 100,000-square-foot barrel storage building, with office space, for the Kendall-Jackson Winery.

According to Ron Munoz, sales service manager for CBC Steel Buildings, the owner required the building to have International Code Council (ICC) certification. The ICC offers a certification program for contractors and construction industry professionals. “CBC Steel Buildings is certified by the ICC, an organization that develops codes and standards for the construction industry,” said Ron Munoz. “These codes are a set of comprehensive building safety and fire prevention codes that set minimum standards for the safe construction of residential and commercial buildings.”

CBC Steel Buildings also has extensive experience installing Kingspan products, which are also certified by the ICC. “That was an important factor in this particular project because ICC certification was also mandated by Monterey County,” said Munoz.

Covered With Color

The selected product for the roof, that met all requirements, was Kingspan’s 900 High Rib Roof panel system. For the aesthetics they wanted to achieve for this facility, they needed a roof system that was available in a multitude of colors. In total, almost 100,000 square feet of Kingspan’s 900 Series High Rib roof panel system was installed in Copper Penny and Sandstone to match the design specifications for the roof.

Kignspan’s 900 High Rib Roof panel system provides the thermal performance and air tightness necessary to maintain the proper storage conditions in a wine storage building. Kingspan’s 900 High Rib roof panel system reduces the overall demand for energy, but also adds to a building's curb appeal, which was key for this project, as they wanted to take advantage of the scenic views surrounding this new facility.

There were other benefits of specifying Kingspan insulated metal panels. “Speed of build was a critical challenge,” said Matt Stanzione, regional sales manager for Kingspan. “Specifying a Kingspan single component insulated metal panel, as opposed to a more complicated multi-part cladding method, really minimizes construction delays.” In fact, according to Stanzione, Kingspan’s one-step installation can significantly reduce on-site installation time compared to conventional built-up wall and roof systems.

Help Was Available

Kingspan’s expert staff members were called on to assist CBC with some unique design features on this project. Certain design features on the Kendall-Jackson wine storage building included arched areas with recessed panels. “Kingspan custom-made curved trims for these arched areas,” said Ron Munoz of CBC Steel Buildings. “The building also had parapets that were six feet wide with the top of each parapet having a Kingspan 300 Azteco panel.”

Over 53,000 square feet of Kingspan 300 Azteco panels were used to form the facility’s exterior walls. The panels were perfectly suited for the Kendall-Jackson Winery storage building but because of their design flexibility, they can be used in many differing building types.

Another Success Story

CBC Steel Buildings has a long history of successful construction projects, many involving Kingspan. “We have found there are many benefits to specifying Kingspan insulated metal panels,” noted Ron Munoz, of CBC Steel Buildings. “This project was completed on time and with no back charges from the erector to CBC or Kingspan.”

About Kingspan Insulated Panels - North America


Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America is a business unit of Kingspan, a global company operating in more than 80 countries, with over 200 manufacturing facilities. Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America manufactures and markets three groups of products at its U.S., Canadian and Mexican facilities: insulated metal wall and roof panel systems for commercial/industrial construction; insulated architectural panel and façade systems for design-driven projects; and controlled environment panels and doors for cold-storage and climate-controlled warehousing. In addition to its commitment to quality and innovation, the company is on the leading edge of the sustainability movement, offering best-of-class products produced in state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facilities. To learn more visit

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