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3020 Dutton Ave.
Santa Rosa
CA, 95407
United States
(707) 528-1172


For 65 years, Wright Contracting has built a reputation as the leading commercial construction company in the North Bay. This tradition of craftsmanship has earned us the opportunity to build many of the North Bay’s most notable landmarks. With offices in both Santa Rosa and Napa, we are well-situated to work on projects throughout the North Bay. Our commitment to providing our clients with the highest level of service has been the cornerstone of our business. It’s the only we way know how to work. 



Wright Contracting 65th Anniversary
Wright Contracting 65th Anniversary
A quick history of how Wright Contracting began in Sonoma County 65-years ago.

News Archive

Paradise Ridge Winery Rebuild by Wright Contracting
28 July, 2020

The Paradise Ridge Winery hospitality and event center, known for its wine, breathtaking views and welcoming gathering spaces was among the 5,643 structures destroyed in the 2017 Tubbs Fire.

The rebuild of the hospitality and event center was completed shortly after the two-year anniversary of the fire. The new 7,661 SF building is a modern, two-story structure that is instantly recognizable, but design changes offer more natural light, additional tasting and hospitality areas, sustainability in both the building and the landscaping, and full compliance with the Wildland-Urban Interface mandates.

The first level terrace provides a spectacular vineyard view and leads into the winery’s tasting area where guests can experience tasting at the wine bar or in the new private tasting room. A spacious event room on the second level features a bar, catering kitchen, and tall sliding glass doors that open to the covered deck with views of Russian River Valley and the winery’s famous LOVE sculpture.

This project was recognized as one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Top Real Estate Projects of 2019.

11 March, 2020

Wright Contracting was recognized among the best winery contractors in the United States by General Contractors Magazine. An excerpt from the article reads “The art of building wineries involves blending brand expression, a welcoming customer experience, high practical functionality, and aesthetics. From expansive facilities designed for high production to family farms and boutique spaces, wineries are often a mix of the commercial, industrial, hospitality, and restaurant markets. As such, winery contractors need an extensive skill set to deliver the best results to business owners.” Wright Contracting is delighted to have worked on many spectacular winery projects with wonderful clients and industry professionals. We celebrate our past projects and look forward to more exciting winery builds in the future. 

Visit Wright Contracting at the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
29 January, 2020

Stop by the Wright Contracting booth to chat with our team about your winery-building vision. Our experience with winery projects ranging from small renovations to completely new hospitality, production, storage and administrative facilities will ensure that your project is a success, in line with your vision, budget and schedule. Come see us in booth P2119 and tell us about your plans for 2020 and take a look at some of our past projects. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Wright Contracting
UWGS Booth: P2119

For over 65 years, Wright Contracting has developed a reputation as the North Bay’s premier commercial builder through continuously providing the highest level of quality construction and services to our clients. This philosophy permeates every aspect of our organization, from implementing systems like our triple-take quality assurance process to hiring and training the best builders from across the Bay Area.

Our team combines decades of experience across a range of industries including education, healthcare, wineries, commercial, multi-family and hospitality.

WINExpo 2019: Enjoy a Glass of Wine and Chat with Wright Contracting About Your Winery-Building Vision
21 November, 2019

Winery building is what we do! Stop by the Wright Contracting booth to enjoy a glass of wine and chat with our team about your winery-building vision. Our experience with winery projects ranging from small renovations to completely new hospitality, production, storage and administrative facilities will ensure that your project is a success, in line with your vision, budget and schedule. Come tell us about your upcoming plans, sip some wine and take a look at some of our past projects. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Wright Contracting
WIN Expo Booth: 114


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Winery Project Spotlight: Cakebread Cellars North Addition & Renovation
06 November, 2019

Cakebread Cellars is known for its world‐class setting, wines, culinary events and hospitality experience. The North Addition and renovation expands the winery’s hospitality program, production and administrative areas, maintaining its distinctive character while creating new ways to celebrate its rich history. A reception building better accommodates daily visitors, welcoming guests with a gallery display featuring the history of the winery and the wine‐making process. Off the main visitor center, a dedicated retail space offers wine and winery merchandise.  

East of the visitor center, expanded offices, inventory, and production spaces improve day‐to‐day operations and provide support to management, sales personnel, and wine educators. The addition also provides space for a new bottling line and press. These spaces define a new North Court, the south side of which is created by the existing winery building, which provides additional event and gathering space. 

The renovation of the old tank and barrel rooms, along with existing offices, allow for much needed updates to existing infrastructure. An upstairs storage room and bottling line were converted into 3 new tasting rooms and a service area. A new hallway connects the tank room and the new bottling line. The old barrel room now accommodates new concrete tanks and 2 new tasting rooms. To the blank, a gallery connects the north and south courts, while the old tank room is updated for large tasting groups. The existing office and storage wine now has expanded offices and three new tasting rooms. 

These new indoor and outdoor spaces allow visitors to see, understand, and celebrate the winemaking process. Each tasting room offers a unique view from harvest to fermentation to bottling, offering a space for both wine education and tasting.

Completion of Bouchaine Vineyards' New Hospitality Center
23 October, 2019

Sitting high atop a hill overlooking the historical existing winery building, the new 5,000 SF Visitor Center is designed in a semi-circle, intended to be reminiscent of an open embrace. The unusual shape of the new building maximizes the spectacular views of the vineyards and surrounding hills, and in the distance frames the San Francisco Bay. 

The style of the new Visitor Center is modern in form and function and features crisp lines, structural steel with steel-framed exterior, reclaimed redwood siding, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The new facade matches the existing buildings that are clad in wood milled from historic redwood tanks. Repurposed 80-year old redwood planks were made into the vertical shade fins on the new building. The floor–to-ceiling redwood fins, 12” deep and spaced 3 feet apart, break up the massive glass facade of the building. The fins were conceived to help control heating and cooling of the structure, by keeping the interior shaded during the summer.

Cut from one tree, the striking Tasting Room bar is made from reclaimed solid cypress slabs, and provides an inviting view of the large terrace with breathtaking views just beyond. At one end of the building, the Copeland Room features a massive see-through fireplace built with stone from a local Napa Valley quarry, with a large mantle made from reclaimed timbers. Past the Copeland Room is a stunning 750 SF sleek and contemporary kitchen with an open-look design created by Frank Müller, of Müller Design Associates, Inc. 

The overall project also includes a renovation of the existing 3,000 square foot tasting room building, a 22,000 square foot expansion of the production facilities, a new 2,100 square foot terrace, and ample parking space, including handicap and clean air vehicle parking. The outdoor terrace is the perfect place for a relaxed winetasting, surrounded by two soothing water features, landscaped gardens, comfortable sofas and armchairs, and the warm glow of firepits. 

Quality Crafted Wineries
09 October, 2019

Located in and exclusively serving the North Bay since 1953, we've watched the wine industry boom around us. Our expertise in the industry has grown alongside it. We've built wineries across the region in styles from modern and sustainable to historic retrofitting and everything in between. Whatever the need is, we meet it with open communication and strategic planning, tailoring our approach to our clients. Whether it's a simple production facility or a high-end hospitality site, we're here to help our clients build it right.

We help plan around issues before they happen, so each build is smooth and easy - finished on time and budget with maximum value. Our team of local industry experts can construct every facet of a winery. They know the ins and outs that make production facilities hum and wine caves sing. 

For more examples of quality crafted wineries built by Wright Contracting, visit our website. 

Sustainable Design For Recently Completed Seismic Brewing Taproom Project
14 August, 2019

Seismic Brewing Company’s recently completed taproom fits perfectly with the vision of sustainability, local community and high quality. Located in the Barlow, this 4,041 SF space creates an open, inviting ambiance for craft beer lovers. The interior features windows that start at the floor and work their way up to the high ceilings, a casual lounge area with a pool table and custom carved wood banquette, wood paneling with sound-dampening features and a wrap-around bar area that serves as the beating heart of the taproom. The exterior allows for the outdoor enjoyment of their high-quality craft beer, with a paved patio that includes seating areas, fire pits and a trellis structure. All products used for the interior finishes, mechanical items, lighting and architectural finishes are sustainable and energy efficient. This space was designed with “green” in mind, with as many green features as possible that will meet all environmental requirements as it actively pursues LEED Platinum Certification.

Welcome Back to Paradise Hard Hat Tour
17 June, 2019

On Wednesday, June 12th, members of Sonoma County Vintners gathered at Paradise Ridge Winery for a hard hat tour of the rebuild project. The tours, hosted by Wright Contracting, were led by Superintendent Jim Shrier and TLCD Architecture’s Don Tomasi. Topics of discussion included design vision, implementation and changes made to enhance both fire safety and guest experience. Rene Byck & Sonia Byck-Barwick of Paradise Ridge Winery offered insight on the rebuild process and future plans for their beautiful property. Following the tour, guests enjoyed wine & small bites on the veranda overlooking an amazing view. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of this year.

A New Wine Country Experience at Bacchus Landing Cellars
22 May, 2019

Bacchus Landing Cellars is a new state-of-the-art storage facility located in breathtaking Healdsburg Wine Country. The project, expected to be completed in the Fall of 2019, features a 52,000 sq. ft. wine storage building that is full insulated and climate-controlled. In addition to the wine storage building, the construction of a hospitality, tasting and event venue will be completed in the Spring of 2020. Set on nine acres with Dry Creek running through year-round, the property provides a special ambiance and unique tasting experience. Combining Mediterranean style with old-world charm, the venue creates a remarkable space for Wine Country destination events.  Featured amenities include meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen and an exclusive rooftop deck. Three separate tasting rooms offer winery partners a private space to host guests for a custom tasting experience. Each tasting room includes 1,800 sq. ft. of indoor space and opens to a private patio. Contributing to the style and design of the property is an expansive piazza, located in the heart of the tasting and event rooms.

Winery Project Update: Cakebread Cellars
09 May, 2019

The current renovation of existing facilities and construction of an additional building at Cakebread Cellars creates a new hospitality experience for guests and an opportunity for future growth. Holding true to the distinctive look of the winery, the North Addition is a beautiful wood framed facility with high-end finishes and attention to detail, creating an elegant and comfortable environment. Once completed this Summer, it will house the new Hospitality Center with a reception and gathering hall, administration offices, and nine individual rooms to host private tastings. 

Bouchaine Vineyards Hospitality Project
10 April, 2019

Excitement grows as the completion date gets closer and we continue to see progress at the Bouchaine Vineyards Hospitality project. The project includes a new 5,000 sq. ft. hospitality facility that will hold the tasting room, numerous offices, dining area, and commercial kitchen. Adding a modern and sophisticated touch to the design is the use of reclaimed materials. Redwood from old wine barrels has created beautiful vertical shade fins on the exterior and will also be incorporated into the tasting bar and fireplace mantel. Combined with sunshine and delicious wine, this will be the perfect place to enjoy the summer. 

Reconstruction Progress at Paradise Ridge Winery Project
26 March, 2019

A few days of sunshine in March brought forth exciting views of the swift reconstruction progress at Paradise Ridge Winery, a popular visit for many that burned down in the Tubbs Fire. Since opening in 1994, the winery provided outstanding wines, amazing terrace views, and the perfect location for Wine Country events. The reconstruction is expected to be complete in the Fall of 2019, close to one year after breaking ground in Fall of 2018. The new facility will feature innovative design elements and materials to improve the site’s safety and fire resistance, while retaining the look of the original winery.

Wright Contracting Celebrates 65 Years of Building in the North Bay
25 February, 2019

For 65 years, Wright Contracting has had the privilege of building landmark projects throughout the North Bay. Learn more about the company's roots and some of its most iconic projects. Visit our website at

Wright Contracting Paradise Ridge Winery Rebuild Groundbreaking Heralds Return to Paradise, Builds Hope
24 October, 2018

On Monday, October 22, 2018, the Paradise Ridge Winery reconstruction project kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the popular winery, which burned down in the Tubbs fire after 24 years as a beloved Sonoma County wedding, gathering and wine tasting venue. The following day, Wright Contracting, the general contractor hired by the Byck family, owners of Paradise Ridge Winery, commenced construction.

Read more and see photos of the groundbreaking ceremony here:

Dynamite! For when You Hit Hard Rock While Drilling a Cave
06 June, 2018

A little dynamite does the trick when you run into hard rock while drilling a cave. Watch the video to see how Wright Contracting uses creative solutions to natural barriers. 

Wright Contracting Is Here to Help!
11 October, 2017

Our hearts go out to the many people who have lost their homes and businesses and those who have been displaced during this catastrophic fire throughout the North Bay. It will take a bit of time to understand where and how we are needed, but as soon as we are able, we will step forward to help in any way we can. Wright Contracting’s offices in Santa Rosa and Napa are open. Please feel free to call us at 707-528-1172 if you have questions about ongoing projects or if there is any assistance we can provide.

Hands-on Fun at SaraLee & Richard's Barn
14 August, 2017

SaraLee's Barn, Built by Wright Contracting

SaraLee & Richard's Barn, built by Wright Contracting, was in full swing at this year's Sonoma County Fair with a petting zoo, a faux cow just waiting to be milked and much more.

Winery Project Spotlight: Hamel Family Wines
10 March, 2016

Sonoma County Winery Estate including Production Building, Caves, Tasting and Administration. The Production Building is sized to produce 10,000 cases of wine, the caves will be approximately 27,000 square feet and the Estate House will support administrative and tasting room activities. Designed using passive cooling and thermal mass which will help keep the buildings as efficient as possible.  Key architectural features include sustainable building materials such as rammed earth and living green roofs. Photos by Bruce Damonte. 

MacRostie Winery opens!
13 May, 2015

Open in 2015, MacRostie is a new state-of-the-art Pinot-focused winery and MacRostie Estate House on Westside Road in the Russian River Valley, which is also the home to Thale’s Vineyard, named after Steve’s wife.

Barrel Building – Pre-Engineered Metal Building Shell, Board Form Concrete Walls, Office Build out. Hospitality Building – Wood Framed.

Design-build components: Metal Building, Electrical, Refrigeration, Fire Protection. Onsite Process Waste Treatment.

“We couldn’t have made a better selection of a general contractor than Wright Contracting, Inc.”   “Their attention detail and workmanship was unsurpassed and we couldn’t be happier with what they have done for us” - Steve Myers – Managing Director  North America, Distinguished Vineyards Wine Partners.

Project Team: GouldEvans


SQ footage: 12,000
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Project Manager: Doug Marshall
Estimator: Mike Nonella 
Superintendent: Don Roberts

click here for the MacRostie website!