Progress feels so good! Shane and his crew at Gateway made some serious headway this week. They got the area for the basement floor prepped and poured this week, which meant when that was finished, the walls could start going up! And because our building is a SIPs building (written more about it here), they could really get some work done after the floor cured.
Yes, Oliver is still in his jammies at 10am on Saturday, but that's how we roll around here on the weekends sometimes. This weekend we are using to recharge after our grape harvest, and prep for the corn and soybean harvest that will likely happen in the next couple of weeks.
Lundblads moved more sand this week for back-filling the production area, worked on the parking lot, and our "overflow" parking lot where they recovered much of the fill we used for the driveway. Things are shaping up nicely and its starting to really look like something.
And if you follow us on Facebook, you would have seen the last of our equipment arrived from Italy this week. We now have our pumps, tanks, and catwalk for the production area. Currently its sitting in our yard, but soon we will be able to move it all in the new building. I mentioned that it's like Christmas, but like when your parents tell you you can't open anything until you get home. :) Soon!
As mentioned above, we wrapped up our grape harvest this past week with the help of a few volunteers. It feels really great to have that finished up before we move into corn and soybeans.
Thank you for your continued kind words and support as we move through this project! We are anxious to share this with you all next summer!
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I'm Melanie, co-owner of Rolling Forks Vineyards, boy mom & wine lover.