We were literally floored this week. On Sunday morning, our contractor’s crew pulled in to rough in the plumbing for the new winery building. We felt for them; working in the full sun on a hot day had to be tough, but they were finished by a little after noon.
On Wednesday, the concrete crew came in to build and install the floor drain we need in the cellar. They finished their work just in time to clean up and head out before a big rain storm.
After a day to let things dry out, the concrete crew came back Friday. Trucks of concrete started rolling in, and by late afternoon we had a smooth, hard concrete wine cellar floor. It’s Pepe approved, as you can see in the video!
Next week brings the crew back to pour the outdoor loading dock/press pad on the back of the building. I’ll be sure to video the next phase too – thanks for taking a look at the progress. Cheers!
Just wanted to post up a reminder for any of you that were fans of the Jacques Thibaud Trio’s Wine Cellar Concert that we’ve held for years here at the winery. Brewer Science is sponsoring the trio again, and we’ll be there to serve wine and enjoy the music – — just in a different spot.
Join us on September 2, 2017 in Rolla at the Ozark Actors Theater to get your chamber music fix with these unbelievably talented musicians. Tickets are $35 each and available through the theater this year (click above or call 573-364-9523 ext.1). Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and the concert, and I’ll be there with wine for purchase. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 7pm, and the concert begins at 8pm.
Not a huge amount of change since my last video of the site, but there has been some work done! We had a few trees cleared that I didn’t show in the video. Mainly those trees were in the parking lot area, and were becoming hazards since they were slowly dying.
We’ve been planning to add brewery equipment to the production cellar, and after picking up a 1-barrel system early in July, Clyde gave it a trial run this past weekend. It’s still fermenting, so we don’t know how his first try tastes yet, but we are eagerly anticipating the results!
Clyde is heading out this weekend to pick up a grape press, and we are also trying to get bottling supplies on hand so we can bottle the wines we’ve been making at Red Moose Winery. A conversation with “the feds” about updating our federal permit was delayed this week, so I’m still not sure when we’ll be able to have something available to you all again. As soon as I know anything on that front, I’ll be sure to post here and on our social media pages.
So how about you? What have you been up to this week? I’d love to read about your adventures in the comment section. Cheers!