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September 28, 2016 | Winery | Rebecca Conley

Welcome to the Cellar: Winery Renovation

For those of you who didn’t know, underneath the Austin House Event Center there is a full 2800 square foot basement that was originally purposed for case storage.

In the recent years, quenching Texans’ thirst for Texas wines had become an uphill battle and Brennan Vineyards wine production quickly outgrew our wine storage.   A good but problematic issue to have!

In the spring of 2016, Brennan Vineyards received a grant from the Comanche Economic Development Council that would help to grow our business in terms of a new and much larger case storage facility (64,000 cubic feet) and help with the purchase of a new bottling line to be housed in the former barrel room of the winery (more details coming soon).

And with the new case storage facility up, we were suddenly left with a sad and empty basement that would soon become the new home of the Brennan Vineyards barrels (which for the past few years we have been hiding in every open space possible).   Inspired by beautiful sub-surface barrel storage and tasting venues of some of the greater known wine regions, we set out on a renovation journey to create a beautiful barrel room and private tasting venue.

The Colors:  Benjamin Moore Paint Nature’s Scenery (walls and ceiling) and flat black (floors)

Special Features:  Romantic Lighting, Strategic Spotlights, Sliding Barn Wood Door, Custom Sawhorse Tables (together make a grand 40 foot table), Antique Early American Corner Cupboard (awards cabinet)

We are thrilled to say that the Cellar is officially ready for our ‘Annual Barrel Tasting’ at the Holiday Wine Club Pick Up Party and we cannot wait to share it with you!

What a transformation!

Big Thanks to all who worked so hard on this project and never gave up when things didn’t go the way we imagined (many, many, times).   Take a look at the gallery below to see the before and after photos.

Prep, Paint, and Lighting by Jackie Middleton and crew.

Custom Woodwork by Travis Conley

 

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