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.
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.
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
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!
Risks and challenges
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.
"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!
"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.