While the silence on our blog was deafening, we were heads down building our new tasting room! We found a space in Healdsburg about 2 blocks from the central square. Because our focus is on small, handcrafted lots, we got together with another winemaker (Christian Stark of Stark Wine) who is also a boutique wine producer and decided to launch a tasting room and microwinery.
What does that mean? It means we have an awesome tasting room space where you can come taste all of our wines as well as hang out on the patio and enjoy the warm afternoons and evenings this summer with a glass of wine. The tasting room will always be staffed by either one of the winemakers or owners of Cartograph or Stark wine. Between Cartograph and Stark we will be able to offer a tasting that includes Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.
In addition, our space is a bonded winery which means we will be producing wine in that same space. So, you'll be able to dip into barrels with us and get a real hands on winemaking experience.
We are really excited to see this project coming to fruition. We've spent numerous days and night building the space with the help of several friends. We should be finished building the tasting bar in the next ten days. The final furniture delivery happens tomorrow. Right now we're focused on building a really cool chandelier (made from de-stemmer gears!), finishing the lighting, making tables, and finalizing the numerous licenses and permits in order to open this summer!
We'll keep you posted on our official opening and get some photos up soon.