Beca designed all civil and buildings works for two new air-conditioned barrel halls at the Wolf Blass Winery in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, helping them produce more fine wine for connoisseurs worldwide to savour.

One of Australia’s most celebrated wineries, Wolf Blass (owned by Treasury Wine Estates) continued with an upgrade of their main site at Stockwell, South Australia by investing in two new barrel halls that can collectively store over 43,000 barrels – with each holding 300 litres.

That’s a lot of red wine waiting to be savoured by loyal customers both here and abroad, which meant the need for a coordinated design that would seamlessly integrate with existing structures on site!

That’s where Beca entered the story, delivering all civil design and building works for this project. Our entire design was delivered in Revit using cloud-based BIM 360 software to coordinate the building structure, fire sprinklers, HVAC ductwork, siphonic roof stormwater drainage pipework, lighting, cable trays and overhead fans for a 16,800 square metre area.

This enabled our client to avoid unforeseen issues by fully integrating all designs from different disciplines into a single, interactive 3D model before construction began - saving valuable time and money during this delicate process.

The 3D Navisworks model was also shared with Wolf Blass, enabling them to carry out HSE risk reviews online, well ahead of the halls opening.

All up, the design and construction of these two halls was achieved in just 9 months, less time than similar structures built at the same location in 2019. With this extra capacity at hand, Wolf Blass can confidently increase production and grow their customer base for years to come. Let’s raise a glass to that!

12.9 million ltrs

Barrel Hall capacity

9 months

Design & construction duration

16,800 sqm

Footprint

Exterior side view of 16,800 sqm Wolf Blass Winery Red Barrel Halls, at Stockwell South Australia.
Aerial view of 16,800 sqm Wolf Blass Winery Red Barrel Halls site under construction, at Stockwell South Australia.
Close up aerial view of roof under construction at 16,800 sqm Wolf Blass Winery Red Barrel Halls, at Stockwell South Australia.
Exterior side view of 16,800 sqm Wolf Blass Winery Red Barrel Halls, at Stockwell South Australia.

Our Client Says

This multi-discipline design by Beca has provided more benefits than the previous D&C (Design and Construct) model in enabling Treasury Wine Estates flexibility to further develop and tune the scope as needs shifted… the project cost is similar, but the flexibility and control over quality is more favourable for TWE.

Ben McDonald

Regional Manager Supply Engineering ANZ - Treasury Wine Estates

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Mark Nankervis

Beca Technical Fellow - Structures

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Nick Kutosi

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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