JAS has been providing engineering services to Ancient Lake Wine Company since 2013 for completion of a new wine making facility located in Grant County, Washington near Quincy. Initially, JAS was retained by the owner of Ancient Lake Wine Company to resolve an issue regarding winery process wastewater overloading the City of Mattawa wastewater treatment plant at their Wahluke Wine Company facility. JAS designed a new wastewater facility which eliminated the wastewater connection to the City of Mattawa system and enabled the diversion of process wastewater to a storage facility and then discharge to cropland owned by the company. JAS also assisted the owner with the State Waste Discharge Permit application for this action.
After the Wahluke project, the owner retained JAS to provide engineering services for a new wine making facility near Quincy. JAS provided engineering design and construction phase engineering services for wine making process wastewater facilities, wine making press foundations, storage tank foundations and slabs, slab drainage, scale pit, and potable water system improvements. The process wastewater design includes three 120’ x 220’ aerated treatment cells with inlet screen, flow meter, and associated piping. The press and tank storage area combined are total of 150,000 square feet and include drainage facilities and piping. Construction of the facility was started in 2014 and is being completed in phases. The facility began producing wine in 20171, producing 2.6 million gallons of wine that year1. Wine production has been increasing over time as additional phases are completed. The ultimate wine making capacity of the facility upon completion of all phases is estimated to be approximately 8 million gallons1 of wine per year with a total capital investment of $46,000,0001.
1. Wheat, Dan. “State’s Largest Custom Wine Bottling Plant to Open.” Capital Press, December 28, 2017.