After years of visiting tasting rooms all across the Pacific Northwest, I finally had enough of drafty barns, cold stone cellars and dusty dirt roads. I wanted a place that was warm and cozy, where I could relax with my friends. That’s why I invented The WinePort.
This space is engineered exclusively for wine lovers! I’ve added lots of features that I always wanted in a tasting room, such as the curved bar and pass-thru portal. The portal is a flip-down window between the bar and patio, so that one bartender or sommelier may serve guests both inside and out.
I’ve always loved bubbles (especially in a glass of Prosecco!) so that’s why I designed the windows over the bar as a pattern of playful bubbles. For the windows at the seating end, I wanted more of a sanctuary feeling, so I designed tall, elegant windows. Because my deck at home has a grape-vine covered pergola, the glass in these windows will have a grape leaf motif along the lower third. This creates a soft, dappled light reminiscent of light filtering through the leaves.
I plan to bring The WinePort to market very soon. That way, all of us wine lovers may enjoy this delightfully comfortable environment for tasting wine in our own backyard!