7/2012 - We completed adding the doors segregating the winery from our personal space. We then recompiled the Federal winery license paperwork and submitted it for review. With some luck, the Federal process will be completed in 4 - 6 weeks and we can start working on the State licenses. We are hopeful to be making our first grape wines this Fall!
12/2011 - Due to the warm weather we have been experiencing, the hole for the door has been excavated to the foundation. This moves ahead the timeline for our project in the spring!
11/2011 - The wine license application is in process. After reviewing the proposed winery layout, the licensing agency informed us that the winery (where the wine is produced) requires direct egress via a door. At this time, we don't have a door in the basement. The local building inspector is scheduled to visit us, review the site and determine what we need to modify the house to include a basement door. If all goes well, we will be able to complete the construction during the spring and get the license in 8 - 12 weeks.