We are moving into the last month of construction and the finishes are starting to take some shape. The winery equipment arrived and the stainless steel fermenting tanks designed by David Lecomte and manufactured by Vinquip from South Africa are set in place looking really cool. The tanks will give us a capacity to crush about 90 tons of grapes a season or the equivalent of making 6000 cases of wine.
We have the first prototype of the wine bottle chandeliers hanging in the entrance hall way, the first of 6 and the color needs to conform, but the 6 foot tall bottles will look really cool against the full 30 foot tall glass curtain wall being completed this week.
The bottle wall, which curves along a coat check and will serve as the railing for a staircase up to our mezzanine is being finished now. This will be a really dramatic visual set in the restaurant amongst our large fireplace, and tap tasting bar. The bars and painting get done next week and the floors put in – its taking wonderful shape.