Clyde has been working hard to create a more welcoming space in our interim tasting room – now coined the ‘shed-teau’ (ooo la la!) – and I wanted to share a few of the updates he’s made recently.
Here’s a quick video tour of what you’ll see when you visit us this winter:
And if you don’t want to watch the video, I’ve got a few pics of the space too.
Two changes you’ll notice outside are a window to let a bit more natural light inside and a level platform that will hopefully make it easier to step into the room.
Inside we have our tasting room table in front of a few of the tanks and barrels we purchased this summer.
And opposite the tasting room table, we now have three tables and a few chairs, just in case you’d like to hang out for a bit. We do have a heater, and lots of insulation so the space is nice and cozy. Clyde plans to dry wall next week too, so there might be a few more changes when you visit.
I’ll be open this weekend, but we will be closed on Thanksgiving day and Friday. We’ll re-open on Saturday after Thanksgiving, so if you’re low on wine after the turkey dinner, you can get stocked back up. For more about our holiday hours, click over to this page.
While you’re here you can take advantage of our winter wine promotion too. For every 4 bottles of wine you purchase, you’ll receive a free logo wine glass. It’s a little gift for you to thank you for putting up with our craziness while we get back in business. Cheers!
Hi all! So sorry to be absent for so long, especially because there has been soooo much that’s happened around here lately. In the blink of an eye we’ve now got a framed building!
The framing crew started last week on Monday morning and by the end of the week, we had walls, walls, walls, and a subfloor. Check out the video above for a peek at all the progress they had finished about half way through the week.
This week the crew placed all the trusses for the roof and is getting all the sheeting done. Plus placing doors and windows!
I’ve been cheerleading and trying not to get in the way too much with my camera or cause any extra headaches. Both important jobs. 🙂
To say that this is making us excited is a big understatement. I keep wanting to play the theme song to Rocky while running up and down the porch step of the cottage pumping my fists in the air like a mad woman.
When that urge comes on strong I try to remember important job #2 above. 🙂
As thrilling as all this is, I have an even MORE exciting announcement tomorrow. So come back and I’ll spill the beans.
In the meantime, check out more construction photos below!
Here’s our contractor Gerald of On The Level Construction hooking up the roof sheeting bundles to a crane which lifts the bundles up into the building.
Gerald brought in help to get everything done that he needs these last two weeks. His hunting buddies from S&S Construction in Kirksville, MO came all the way down to work on the building. Plus our neighbor Scotty and Gerald’s Dad, Daryl, all pitched in to help where they could. In the photo above, Gerald is measuring( in the blue shirt), while Daryl and Scotty supervise Shaun’s work at the saw.
A peek inside the framed up wine cellar.
The view from behind the winery as the bundles go sailing out over the building. Nope. I wasn’t nervous. Not at all. I had full faith in that crane.
Brandon directs where bundles are to be placed.
The first roof truss being lifted into place.
Gerald directs Brandon and Smoothie has they guide the first truss and get it fixed in its spot.
The view from way down below the back of the winery as they fix that first truss in place. Gerald’s crewman Luke has joined them up on the step ladder.
Back down on the ground, Daryl attaches the crane’s hooks to two trusses at a time.
Someone told Scotty to go fly a kite. Hee hee, no I’m kidding. The line Scotty is holding is attached to a corner of the trusses and he makes sure that the corner he is holding is delivered to the correct spot of the roof as well as keeps the trusses from swaying around too much.
Gerald jumps up to the top of the roof to help get the final trusses in place.
What a historic moment for Peaceful Bend! I’m so glad we could watch. And so utterly thankful that these guys aren’t afraid of heights. 😉
Be sure to check back tomorrow afternoon to hear the big news!
Hi all! Fourth of July week turned out to be a busy one around here. I hope you all enjoyed the holiday too. The photo above is myself with the winner of the Sparkle Farkle Tournament, Steve Leonard, along with Zimm from Red Moose Winery (who kindly opened up for us that day to host the tournament). Steve chose a bottle of Red Moose’s semi-sweet red wine called 38th Parallel for his winnings.
Here are a couple more photos of the fun from the tournament:
I couldn’t resist giving the winner rabbit ears, meanwhile, making myself look ridiculous.
The winner of the first Sparkle Farkle tournament, Bob, shows how happy he is that he didn’t win this year. Aww…better luck next year Bob!
Speaking of Awww…after the tourny was over, I captured a quick shot of lovebirds, Judy and Gary chatting with Amanda.
While we were Farkle-ing, our construction crew was busy, busy, busy getting the foundation forms set up on the holiday so that they could pour concrete the next day. After most of the dust settled at the end of the week, I made a little video tour to show off the progress and document this stage. Give it a watch if you have a couple minutes:
This week our contractor is focussed on putting tar on the foundation walls and setting drain tile in place. It’s so hot that they start early and have to move to another cooler job by noon, but they are still making good headway.
I hope you all are enjoying the summer so far. I’ll be back again with more updates soon!