MINNEAPOLIS - Tucked away in the Santa Rosa countryside, one can find the beautiful Bastoni Vineyards. Spanning 40 acres, the vineyard has been a staple in the Sonoma Valley for decades, and it recently embarked on a mission to replace the 70-year-old wooden barn used for its grapevine storage. With a desire to maintain the look of an authentic barn, but the need to incorporate modern functionality, owners of the vineyard decided to explore building with metal. The final result yielded a custom and functional barn from Star Building Systems, constructed by The Steel Building Guys of Santa Rosa, California.
The Steel Building Guys, general contractor for the project, called upon MBCI to supply metal paneling for both the walls and roof of the 2,100-square-foot barn, which were finished in Valspar’s Fluropon® architectural coating. To achieve the traditional barn aesthetic, the wall panels were coated in a Rustic Red color of Fluropon, while the metal roof panels were finished in Polar White. In addition to achieving the desired authentic barn look, Valspar’s Fluropon coatings also add to the durability of the structure.
Acknowledged as a staple in the coating industry, the benefits of Fluropon are wide reaching. The excellent adhesion properties were helpful when coating the roof, which features fully functional louvered cupolas. The Polar White coating on the roof will also help reflect ultraviolet rays, reducing the heat in the building and providing a cool space to store the grapevines. Additionally, Fluropon protects the building’s exterior as it is formulated to resist chalking and fading. The coating also offers good color retention, which will help the Bastoni Vineyards barn sparkle.
In addition to acting as the main grapevine storage barn, the new building provides space for Bastoni Vineyards to host vineyard tours as well as serves as a scenic location for a variety of events.