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We're two farm kids with our 'wine glass half full' attitudes working to convert our 1920s era barn to a winery and events center.
We're two farm kids with our 'wine glass half full' attitudes working to convert our 1920s era barn to a winery and events center.
We're two farm kids with our 'wine glass half full' attitudes working to convert our 1920s era barn to a winery and events center.
18 backers pledged $10,170 to help bring this project to life.

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Backcountry Winery

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Preston and Amber are small town Iowa people with big dreams. They set out after school to take on the world, or at least their corner of it on their three acre farm near Stratford, Iowa. They're bringing their dreams to life by converting a nearly one hundred year old dairy barn to a shabby-chic winery and event center. They've begun work on the plans and will bring in local contractors to help them get started, while also getting their hands dirty themselves to make this dream a reality. And we need your help!. 

Our goal is to complete all interior finishing in 2015 so it is ready to market for the 2016 season! We've estimated we need approximately $150,000 to fund the project, which includes: New Roof, Flooring, Restrooms, Tasting Room Furnishings, Mechanical Equipment, Tables and Chairs for Events, Wine Equipment, and Operating Cash to make our 2016 product and the reason this all came together - the WINE! 

We're asking for your assistance to complete the roofing and new concrete floor. Work has already begun, so the ball is rolling and time is ticking away! Your support for our endeavor is truly appreciated!

Risks and challenges

Once the project is funded, the real work begins! Preston and Amber have already rolled up their sleeves to get started on demolition and the re-build. While construction plans are in place, they expect there may be bumps in the road, and we're prepared to address these situations as they arise. They've worked together to successfully flip their previous home, so conquering obstacles is nothing new to this duo! They have the awesome knowledge and support of family, friends, neighbors, and contractors to fall back on should issues arise.

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    For your donation to our cause, we'd love to give you a great big 'THANK-YOU' on our Facebook Page!

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    We'd love to offer you a bottle of our wine, but since we can't do that, we'd like to give our supporters a set of 2 Backcountry Winery Coasters and to keep your furniture clean and cozy while you enjoy our wine! Plus level 1 and 2 rewards.

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    You guys are great! We'd love to provide a sketch of Backcountry winery's home, the beautiful historic brick barn. Plus level 1, 2 and 3 rewards.

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    Our supporters deserve the best! We'd love to offer a gift package of 2 souvenir Backcountry Winery stemless glasses, in addition to Levels 1-4 rewards!

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    As an alternative to receiving the gift package, we'd like to extend an invitation for YOU to be a part of our private opening and receive a full tour of the facility BEFORE we open our doors!

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    Our platinum gift set includes an invitation to our private opening a complete set of 4 souvenir Backcountry Winery stemless glasses and coasters, a personalized post card, and a THANK YOU! on our Facebook Page. We want our supporters to feel appreciated!!

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Funding period

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