Our lives have been focused on wine lately. With the construction of our new wine cellar going on, Micha is now thinking about how he might fill it up with all sorts of vintages.
Let me give you an idea where construction has brought us to.
The main raw construction is finished. The interior walls are constructed, the supportive steel girders are in, and the electrical tubing has been installed. In the first photo above you can see an old hand-hulled stone which we have repurposed as a sink for the cellar. The guys built the walls for it yesterday out of old bricks.
We have ordered dozens of 3 inch thick pine shelves which will be built in with supporting old bricks.
But before that happens, the ceiling needs to be sand blasted and the walls need to be plastered.
10 days and the first guests arrive.
Oh, and we are burying a 1000 gallon water collection tank which will recieve all of the hill runoff and gutter water. The collected water will be used for watering the grounds and the orchard.
It is all very exciting and terribly nerve wracking. I am trying to stay calm and focused but it is not easy when you realize there is cement dust everywhere, including in your mouth and your nose.
Time to wash it out with something good...