Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Out with the old....

And here is the picture of our soon-to-be Outlet building on Main Street in Winfield, Kansas. This picture was taken before we bought it, (it is the red building on the right side after a major storm Spring 2008).

It is nearly 100 years old, and has quite the 'history', but more on that later.
Looks pretty sad, eh?


But don't fret: Just wait for the new picture! It already looks completely better. The outlet is starting to feel the love.
Hm, maybe I can get a picture of the 'middle' of the progress?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Grapes and Building Renovations

Our grapes are ripening away, and it appears that we will be harvesting some this weekend.
Woo HOO! After all year of watching them grow they are on soon to be on their way to tasting yummy!

After a lot of worrying and sweating the front of the Outlet building has been partially restored to it's original brick, YEAH! The brick will need some serious work to become as pretty as it can be, but getting the awful exterior off was a big job. A special thanks to the Winfield Main street association for the hard work and equipment.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Secret is out

The bad news is: we are really bad at keeping secrets!
The good news is that the new Windswept Winery, LLC Outlet at 711 North Main in Winfield is nearly open. It is amazing what a little paint and elbow grease will do for a 100 year old building. Even a building "with a history", as the euphemism goes. (Come in, we will explain about the history.)
We are planning to open the doors Sept. 6, with a "Grand Opening" in October. New gift lines, a new wine release, and the same friendly faces!