Steel Winery Building in Clermont, Florida
Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc., manufactured and provided this pre-engineered metal building for a customer in Clermont, Florida, in September of 2003.
These days, the durable, economical steel building functions as a winery on the grounds of Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, a 127-acre estate and production facility known for its chardonnay, pinot grigio, petite sirah, and cabernet sauvignon, among other wine varieties. Florida’s largest winery, Lakeridge offers tours and wine tastings for guests seven days a week, and the property also features an onsite gift shop where visitors can stock up on fine wines, small bites (think gourmet cheese, salsas, and the like) and wine-related accessories.
The Sunshine State’s Largest Producer of Fine Wine
A popular stop among wine enthusiasts since 1989, Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards is widely known in the industry for pioneering the production of native muscadine grapes. Tours of the property last about 45 minutes and include a guided walking tour, an audio-visual presentation, and an opportunity to taste some of the vineyard’s top wines.
Steel buildings such as this one make ideal wineries, breweries, and similar commercial production facilities due to their affordable, easy-to-customize nature and supreme degree of adaptability. The open floor plans of clear-span steel buildings provide also make for great tasting rooms and storage areas, the latter of which can house everything from wine tanks and brew kettles to agricultural and cleaning equipment.
Part of the Orlando – Kissimmee – Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area, Clermont falls within Lake County. The community sits about 22 miles west of Orlando and 22 miles outside Leesburg.
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Rugged, versatile and built to last, the building is comprised of premium-quality steel components, and upon erection, it stands 50’x70’x29’ in size. It features an unobstructed, column-free clear-span design, which maximizes space for storage and production, and it is inherently low-maintenance by nature, needing not much more than a quick power wash every now and then to retain its aesthetic appeal.
Overhead, a corrosion- and damage-resistant Galvalume metal roof with a 1:12 pitch offers protection from the Florida elements, and a 110-mph wind speed rating serves as an additional customization made in accordance with local building code requirements. Sustainable, functional and comfortable, this steel winery provides a safe, secure all-season space for wine production, equipment storage and related efforts.