ARIDUS WINERY

Aridus Winery| Wilcox, az   | 25,000 SF

Aridus Wine Company is a family-owned custom crush winery located in the heart of Southeastern Arizona. It is one of the largest winery facilities in the state, where it houses state of the art wine making equipment.  Deutsch provided architectural design services for a wine tasting room, a warehouse, offices and conference room for wine company.   The 17.3 acres parcel currently has an existing 25,000 SF pre-engineered building, which is currently being renovated as the main production building. Within this building structure a 6,200 SF area will be designated for the "Crush Pad". The fermentation process is done in a 4,075 SF room housing permanent and portable fermentation tanks varying in size from 350 gallons up to 4,000 gallon tanks. Total capacity of fermentation tanks is anticipated to be approximately 30,000 gallons.  The 9,500 SF "Barrel Room" is then used to store the product and holds 1,200 barrels.  From here the wine is processed in a 4,100 SF Bottling Room where it is packaged and loaded onto trucks for delivery to the customer.  In addition the production building, a new 1,637 SF single story administrative office building was constructed to house offices, a break room, laboratory, conference room and restrooms.