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
At Brennan Vineyards we would like to salute our active service members as well as veterans.
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln
Service members are near and dear to our heart. Dr. Pat Brennan was in the Navy from 1969 to 1971, serving as a medical officer/dive officer on a Polaris sub and later was attached to the Marine Corps at Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station.
See some photos from his time serving our country below.
Dr. Pat Brennan in full dress, while stationed in Hawaii
Let’s not forget about the military wives and families who also sacrifice so much for our country.
Trellise and Pat while stationed in Hawaii
The Submarine that Dr. Brennan served on traveling the Panama Canal January of 1970
Traveling the Panama Canal January of 1970
To all who have served, Thank you.