New Hospitality Center at Adelaida
For those of you who have visited us in the past couple of years, you’ve probably noticed the necessity for a larger tasting room! We have officially grown out of our current space and we’re getting closer to moving into our new facility sometime in early 2016.
The new “digs”, just a stone’s throw away from the old, will feature a larger tasting room with a beautiful Adelaida stone fireplace, and a deck overlooking our 80-year-old walnut orchard. There will be a sensory room where you will be invited to attend private seated reserve and library tastings with an Adelaida wine educator, including food components and proper stemware. On the other side of the tasting room we will have a club lounge; a private area for club members to comfortably enjoy a casual tasting away from the busy bar. Beneath the tasting room we have built a large barrel room that can be utilized for winemaker’s dinners and private events. This room is complete with a commercial kitchen perfect for magical meals and interesting food pairings.
Witnessing this transformation continues to be both exciting and challenging. Our parking lot location has become a heavy equipment turnabout. Water and power have come and gone a few times during the process, leaving us without internet access. Friendly construction workers greet us each morning, and the job superintendent has become a wine club member. Hardhats are all the rage out here – even owner Elizabeth Van Steenwyk wears one whenever she walks through to check on momentum!
Every day we see new changes. Currently the wood siding is being applied to a new office building and an Adelaida stone wall is being installed around the new parking lot. It’s thrilling to see these improvements moving right along and knowing that by this time next year we will be well settled into our new home.
We will continue to keep you informed of our progress as time goes by and hope that each and every one of you will be able to join us for our Grand Opening festivities early next year. Stay tuned!