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Getting Our Green On - Earth Day 2015

Call it a celebration of Earth Day, or a major milestone in construction, but today was a pop the bubbly day at USV; we are finally getting under roof. Al Cobb, owner of PanelWrights and recent President of SIPA, the Structural Insulated Panel Association and Director of the SIPs School, was onsite to supervise the installation of our winery roof. When we asked Al why he, the leading expert in the nation on SIPs, would personally come out to see a relatively small job with his national and sometimes international travel schedule, he said: “It doesn’t take much prodding to get me to come to a winery.” Al is our kind of guy.

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Construction Update

We are starting to see more visible and rapid progress on our winery tasting room and wedding/events venue. We couldn’t wait to share a few more updated photos with you from the past couple of months, through today. Stay tuned here for weekly photos.

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A First Look At Our Tasting Room & Events Venue

We’re starting to see more progress on our new building and are anxious for spring to arrive bringing better weather and even more progress! We anticipate construction to be complete by the end of October 2015, and we hope to open shortly thereafter. In the meantime, we wanted to share a first look with you of 3-D drawings which give a hint as to what the end result will look like. We look forward to sharing more progress pictures with you all along the way. We also plan to begin sharing more information for you soon about our wines, as well as our wedding and event packages and pricing. Stay tuned as Upper Shirley Vineyards becomes a reality!

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A Work In Progress....

Welcome to the first post on our new blog for Upper Shirley Vineyards. We are excited about the first bud break on our existing vines, as well as the buds breaking beautifully on the 8,800 new vines which we planted on 13 acres of vineyard mid-April (Petit Verdot, Viognier and Merlot). The final plans for our new wedding/event space are also well underway and we will be breaking ground very soon.
 

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