I haven't posted for a couple of weeks because frankly, one can only talk about styrofoam blocks and concrete so much! :) I keep telling myself that this foundation work is really the most important part of the project, but I'm getting anxious to see it all come together! Wolf Brothers Construction has been helping Shane Blair's team at Gateway Construction with all of this foundation work. All of the guys on the project have been great to work with! They have been professional and super awesome with the boys when they come out to visit the site. Many of the pictures below are those that were taken by Wolf Brothers crew. The areal pictures show the footprint of the tasting room and basement.
We suffered a couple rain day delays in the last two weeks, which was really unfortunate, but the crew keeps making progress each day they are out. Oliver loves visiting the site, playing in the dirt, and getting the equipment drivers to honk their horns. Lundblads have been busy back-filling and putting culverts in the roadways. It's all starting to come together which is so exciting!
Today, another pumper truck will be out filling in the foundation walls for the basement, and then will be back out next week to do the foundation walls of the production space. Once that is all done the walls will start going up! Which is good because our equipment is coming soon and harvest is looming upon us.
Last week we netted our red grape vines to keep the birds and raccoons at bay. Once the fruit starts turning color and making sugars, all the critters start feasting on their deliciousness. To ensure we have fruit to make wine with, we take all the precautions possible to safeguard the crop until they are ready to be picked. Today we will finish up netting our white grape varieties.
Things are happening all around us! The next couple of updates will hopefully be full of all kinds of building fun! Thank you again for following along! ~Melanie
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I'm Melanie, co-owner of Rolling Forks Vineyards, boy mom & wine lover.