Friday, October 11, 2013
We are building several things:
- the event stage and dance floor: we will be able to connect event tents of any size to this stage and not lose any space in the tent.
- the restroom building: across from the tent for the outdoor events
We will be able to use the stage for concerts, plays, orchestras and many other things.
We are also undertaking the remodeling of a small cabin we have on site. This will be a two-person cabin, with kitchenette and bathroom, and a small porch overlooking the river.
This construction and remodeling will start this coming Monday and will take several months for all of these to be completed. This will be done in time to participate in the 2014 wedding events. We are also going to have a Wedding/Bridal Expo next May to showcase our vineyard as an excellent site for weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, engagement and bridal photo sessions.
Of course, our venue is open to business events and private parties as well. We are open for those events right now as these do not require long term planning like a wedding event does.
We are also starting the design and development phase of our big project “The Wine-TastingRoom”.
We are in the process of getting our financing in order and at the same time are looking at the physical site of the Brewer Gristmill as the base of our wine tasting room. We had an architect and structural engineer look at the existing foundation to see if it could be used to rebuild upon it. Unfortunately it will not meet code and will need to be reinforced but we can keep the hand-stacked stone wall for aesthetic purposes. Next we have to hire a consultant for the future septic system to deal with the granite and the river and determine the best system to meet our business objectives.
Then comes the design work, selection of materials to preserve the historical nature of the site, and meet our wine tasting room requirements.
The wine tasting room is critical to driving the other businesses on site such as the events venue, and the lodgings as they are a complementary aspect of our business plan.
We welcome visitors to stop by and visit our site and spread the word about who we are and what we can do. The outstanding feature of our site versus other vineyards is the beautiful setting by the river for all our buildings. The river is lovely, makes a great rushing sound as it meanders by our place. Each building, reception lawn, ceremony site is on the river (we mean right over it) and offers a spectacular view. The view changes with the seasons. Now we are surrounded by the fall foliage and it does not get any better!
Next year we will be offering picnics amongst the vines. For a fee and with a reservation you and your special someone will be handed a picnic basket loaded with food, a bottle of wine, dessert and a blanket. You will be allowed to find a lovely picnic spot of your choosing amongst the grapevines, along the river or anywhere else you please. We also have fishing, bow hunting, and other lawn games available for our guests.
Think about us for your next event or vacation!