This was a busy and productive week at the winery site! Shane's crew started the week off getting the ceiling installed. We had to make some changes during the install, but we are glad we were able to make the decision on the fly, and are so happy with the final result!
Once the ceiling was installed, McPherson Products could come in and get the spray foam insulation installed. They sprayed the attic in the tasting room, about 80% of the production space, and all around the perimeter of the basement. They will need to come back and finish the production space next week, as well as the attic space above the 3rd level. This has really helped keep things warm on the interior and we are SO THANKFUL to have this step almost complete.
All while this was going on, Mike Lundebrek kept chipping away at the electrical work. I don't know much about electrical wiring, but the highway of conduit is impressive! Next week he'll be able to start installing the light fixtures in the production space. We are getting closer and closer to making this space operational.
Joe also decided to take on a little project of his own. Because the ceiling of the production space is black, we wanted the duct work to match. Joe contacted Kim Haan at Sherwin Williams in Alexandria. She helped make the correct paint choices for the application and he was on his way. Tonight we finished up the last coat and I'm certain it will look really sharp once they are installed. We even brought our helpers along to make sure dad was doing a good job ;)
And just like Mike Lundebrek was able to make progress with the electrical, Mission Mechanical had their crew out much of the week getting the boiler installed so we could turn the in-floor heat on. We decided to only place the lines around the perimeter of the concrete slabs to keep the foundation walls from sweating during the winter months.
The biggest and best part of the week was getting the garage doors installed. Aren't they beautiful? Viking Garage Door out of Alexandria helped us put them in place. We have worked with Janet and her team in the past on other projects around our farm - she and her crew are wonderful to work with and highly recommended!
With the ceiling insulated now and the garage doors installed, it's holding the heat in much better now (for obvious reasons) so we are hoping Fauskee's will get a bit of a break before filling up our LP tank again. We are probably more excited about that then they are ;)
This coming week will be full of more exciting changes!
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I'm Melanie, co-owner of Rolling Forks Vineyards, boy mom & wine lover.