Hi all! Well I’m back this month with lots of updates and better news than I shared last month. The first bit of good news is that cleanup of the old winery site is slated for this week. Here’s the dumpster that’s been brought in to hold all the ashes/metal/trash from the old site. Hard to believe it will all fit in there, but the bin folks tell us it will, so we’ll believe them for now.
Secondly, after many evenings of trying to come up with the “perfect” structure to rebuild, we finally settled on the following layout for a new building which will be located closer to the road:
So that’s the upstairs and I just have to say – did you see all those bathrooms?!!! 🙂 That’s been a big request of mine from the get-go, so I’m glad we have lots of space for that amenity now. Clyde’s big request was a loading dock. He’s got his wishh too, locating one just below the back deck.
A big request from you all out there was food, so we are planning on installing a kitchen and providing some type of a menu for you when we re-open.
The downstairs is laid out with the same L-shape. The larger section below the tasting/kitchen area will be dedicated to wine making, and the section below the storage/bathroom/office spaces will be for beer making.
Yes, we hope to make our own beer once we are back up and going again!
The outside will be laid out to enjoy wine-gardening since we know you guys like spending time in the great outdoors when you swing by. A covered front porch (above) and back deck will protect you from rain. Plus, we’ll have a large patio-style winegarden on the side of the building where we can enjoy our firepits and picnic tables. The patio and back deck will have fantastic views of the sunsets over our hay field. I’m thinking I’ll want to enjoy thoses views with you when you visit!
Unless you want to be left alone. 🙁
So when is this all going to happen? Well, I don’t quite have that answer yet. Currently, Gerald is finalizing the bid for us, so I’m not sure when we’ll get started on the new building, but I’ll be sure to let you know here, on Facebook, and on Instagram when we do. Also, as we get closer, we’ll host a live facebook ‘groundbreaking’ event, so keep an eye out for that and join us online when we go live.
That’s it for now, but I’m looking forward to hearing from you AND especially to when we can get together again. I’ll be back soon – Cheers!