INDUSTRIAL: Hanna Court, American Canyon

Massive climate-controlled storage and distribution facilities serve the wine industry

When is a warehouse more than just a typical warehouse? When it comes with classic mission-style architectural features that make it look like a better fit for an upscale office complex or business park.

The Stravinski Development Group is putting the finishing touches on a pair of large warehouse and distribution facilities designed to tie the American Canyon economy with the Napa Valley using a creative wine country motif destined to become the envy of the industry.

This two-building complex located at 644 and 677 Hanna Drive in American Canyon occupies more than 718,000 square feet and is situated on a 50-acre parcel in the Oat Hill region south of Green Island Road between Route 29 and the bay.

“With U.S. and global demand for California wine continuing to move up and to the right on the sales charts, wineries are hard pressed to find adequate space to store their products in a way that will ensure the distinctive and superior elements, attributes and exceptional characteristics they put in the bottle,” said Neil Thompson with the Stravinski Development Group, a firm that has already built and owns more than 3 million square feet of wine-specific warehouse space.

“Quality assurance is not for amateurs or the faint of heart, and there are no shortcuts. Today many wine producers are turning to a new generation of experts with the know-how and specialized facilities to store wine under ideal climate-controlled conditions,” he added. “As the retail customer becomes more knowledgeable, premium wineries must give premium care to their product throughout its life cycle, not just at the winery.”

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