Shadybrook Estate owners Alice and David Alkosser, just took a new bold step purchasing Chateau Lane Winery in Coombsville. Today they have some exciting and large plans/ideas how to move forward with this choice location and vineyard. The winery has a full modernized winery production plant including optical sorting, large presses with built in bladders and pump over capabilities, etc.
First, the vineyard which is planted in 12 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon is as tranquil as one could imagine. The estate is on 25 acres in total. The planted clones are 337, 338, 191 and 15 on property. Rudy Zuidema of Shadybrook Estates will again be the winemaker, vineyard manager and even forklift driver (saw him doing this while there). Karen McFarland also from Shadybrook Estates will be the General Manager of this property.
While not going too deep into the details (which are under wraps today), they will use the full service kitchen and private outdoor tasting areas in the future. This new facility will augment a tasting venue for Shadybrook Estate. Opening date for production and tasting under the Shadybrook Estate brands is targeted for October 2016.
More to come as the soft opening happens later this month and the grand re-opening in October. Besides taxes, put April 15th on your calendar to see firsthand this lovely facility and hear about their plans from Karen and/or Rudy!
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