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Building a 200 sq. ft. tasting room using recycled materials to create a cozy, casual space for friends to raise a glass.

Why design The WinePort Tasting Room?

I love to design. After visiting wineries and tasting rooms for nearly 20 years, this is my chance to distill all my favorite elements into one tasting room. My building will be exhibited (and used to serve wine!) at the upcoming Microdwell2014 Builder’s Showcase at the Shemer Art Center & Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. I will be utilizing re-purposed and salvaged materials to support the concept of sustainable design and keep costs down. The WinePort is ideal if you’re adding a tasting room to your winery, or just entertaining in your own backyard! My plan is to offer this portable, scalable design to the public, with models that can be customized to suit a wide variety of locations and needs.

Scale model of The WinePort tasting room. Now we're ready to build!
Scale model of The WinePort tasting room. Now we're ready to build!

Where Can We Experience The WinePort?

The WinePort Tasting Room will be exhibited from February 15 through March 23 at the Microdwell2014 Builder’s Showcase. This event will be held at the Shemer Art Center & Museum, located at 5005 E. Camelback Rd. (SE corner of Camelback Rd. & Arcadia Dr.) in Phoenix, AZ  85018. You're invited to tour the space and raise a glass during the opening weekend. Details about the construction, materials, design and cost will be available during the entire event for those interested in learning more.

How Will The WinePort Become a Reality?

With the support of my friends and community, The WinePort Tasting Room will be completed in February 2014. I’ve got a great team of people to help make my dream of creating my first building come true. By some stroke of luck, I have these folks as neighbors:  An architect, a construction manager, a landscape architect, and of course, a number of wine lovers!  But I need your help in order to purchase construction materials to build and furnish this innovative prototype in time for the Microdwell2014 Builder’s Showcase.

Cozy sectional seating with additional wine storage built into modular base.
Cozy sectional seating with additional wine storage built into modular base.

Where Will The WinePort Tasting Room Be Built?

In order to build this 200 square foot portable structure, I must first construct it in my backyard here in Phoenix. It will be constructed in modular sections that are bolted together. The building will then be disassembled and transported by truck to the site of the show, at the Shemer Art Center & Museum, located at 5005 E. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix, AZ  85018. I can keep the building costs reasonable by doing much of the work myself, aided by my team of volunteers. Kickstarter donations will be used to buy lumber and other essential construction materials, as well as the tools and interior fabrications. A list of costs is below:

Lumber: $ 780.00
Siding: $635.00
Brackets, hardware etc: $247.25
Bar & Barstools: $900.00
Doors, Windows: $380.00
Roofing: $697.00
Mobile Service Cart: $239.00
Modular Wine Racks: $575.00
Interior & Patio Seating: $644.75
Glassware  $150.00
Building Materials  Total: $5,248.00

Blueprints  $1,000.00
Photography  $550.00
Website   $1,700.00
Legal  $750.00
Business  Total: $4,000.00
 
Reaching our Kickstarter goal of  $5,248.00 will allow us to complete The WinePort Tasting Room in time for the February Microdwell2014 showcase. If we can raise the full $9,248.00, that will allow us to create blueprints and a website to market this tasting room to the public. We've got a lot of great rewards for donors to express our sincere thanks.

Stretch Rewards: If the project reaches $20,000.00, all donors at levels above $100 will get an invitation to the "WinePort Tasting Room" Opening Celebration.

For more information about The WinePort Tasting Room, check out TheWinePort.com or follow TheWinePort on twitter and Facebook.

Thank you so much for your support. Cheers!

Close-up of the entryway of the scale model showing architectural detail.
Close-up of the entryway of the scale model showing architectural detail.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

What are a few of the risks and challenges?

There is some risk in launching an innovative new concept that has not yet been developed for this market. One challenge is the portability factor, which the design must address in order to be sure the structure can be built, disassembled, and then transported to multiple locations. Also, care must be taken in selecting materials and design elements that are light and durable, yet also meet the requirements for sustainability.

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    “The Sangria Subsidizer.” Because your support is truly appreciated and adds a splash of flavor, like a good Sangria. Hopefully we'll be able to raise a glass together! Cheers!

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    “The Rescuing Reveler.” A colorful WinePort thank you card, plus your name on our blog to show our appreciation. Thanks for your support!

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    “The Dolcetto Donator.” Because you are so sweet and protective, you’ll receive a set of 6 WinePort decorative coasters. Grazie!

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    "Pocketful of Spirits" Receive the 5" version of our elegant glass and cork candle holder. While you're shining a light on our project, this hand-crafted reward will add a warm glow to your table.

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    “The Generous Grigio.” Your kind spirit is like a work of art, and so you’ll receive signed, limited edition WinePort Poster!

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    “The Burgundy Benefactor.” Because your donation helped build The WinePort, you’ll receive a Souvenir Commemorative blueprint. If you build it, they will come (and drink wine!)

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    "The Pinot Patron." Because you are shining your light on our project, you’ll receive our hand-made wine cork candle holder. These elegant glass & cork candle holders will be displayed at the event opening. Merci Beaucoup and Saluté!

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    "A Carafe full of Cool." You will receive the signed, limited edition Poster plus the elegant glass & cork candle holder, along with an invitation to The WinePort Preview Party. (Please add $15 to ship outside U.S.)

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    "The Sauvignon Savior." You will receive a V.I.P. invitation to The WinePort Preview Party; the signed, limited edition Poster; the elegant glass & cork candle holder; along with the Souvenir Commemorative blueprint as our way of saying "thank you" for your generosity. (Please add $15 to ship outside U.S.)

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    "The Ambrosia Angel." You will receive a V.I.P. invitation to The WinePort Preview Party PLUS a customized wine label design (production & printing NOT included).

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