Saturday, January 19, 2019

Finishing the Bar Top

We had purchased a large, live edge, unfinished slab of wood to use for the bar top.  After rough sanding it with a belt sander, we finished it by hand-sanding, using finer and finer sandpaper between applying coats of high gloss polyurethane.  We started off with 80 grit sandpaper and at the end we were using 800 grit sandpaper!  It took about 30 coats of polyurethane and sanding (we lost track of the exact number) over a period of two months.  But it was so worth it:

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Labeling Wine Bottles

Every new wine label needs to be approved by the federal  Alcohol and Tobacco Trade and Tax Bureau, TTB for short. (Wine labeling rules are found in Title 27 of the Code of  Federal Regulations) After the approval, they can be printed and applied.  We use a manual labeler, which we really like:

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sign Installed

Sammy designed the sign for the winery which was produced by a local welding shop, Agar Welding.  We installed it this weekend:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Concord Harvest

We are in the middle of harvesting our Concord grapes - and ever so thankful for the large walk-in cooler that allows us to store the grapes before crushing them.