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Winery and Vineyards
Permitting, development, water, and process wastewater.

Living and working in the heart of Sonoma County, we enjoy some of the world’s finest vineyards and wineries. Our team brings to the table not only civil engineering expertise, but also professional winemaking experience, making winery projects a natural fit at Brelje & Race. Whether it’s a new winery, vineyard, or the expansion of an existing site, we can guide you through the complex regulations, tackle a wide host of facilities design issues, and deliver a successful project.


We leverage over 40 years on countless winery and vineyard projects to ensure that permitting is complete and thorough. Our relationships with public agencies plus expert oversight and assistance with completing application forms and associated documents means your project will move through permitting in a timely manner.

  • Use Permits
  • Public Water System Permits
  • Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR)
  • Septic System Permits
  • Storm Water Permits (SUSMP, MS4, SWPPP)
  • Vineyard Development (VESCO) Permits
  • Grading Permits


Brelje & Race can efficiently develop solutions for any of the challenges presented by the unique environments and terrains surrounding wineries and vineyards. We employ engineering techniques, technologies, methods and insights gleaned from the host of wine industry projects we’ve led.

  • Topographic Mapping
  • Boundary Resolution
  • Site Grading and Erosion Control
  • Underground Utilities
  • Vehicular Circulation Studies and Modeling
  • Access Roads and Parking
  • Storm Water Hydrology and Hydraulics


We’ve developed successful, small-footprint solutions to effectively treat winery process wastewater.


Your winery’s success depends on the quality and availability of water on site. We’ve worked with many wineries, designing the best systems for addressing ground and surface water supply challenges.

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