We are so excited to get the winery building up and running! The building is being constructed on a hilltop with the view centered on the valley of grazing cattle and calves, and woods of a wildlife preserve---beautiful during every season.
Building we fell in love with.
Will designed the floor plan with everything easily accessible on one level. Event area will be on the left end (West) of the building, tasting room in center, and production will be on the right (East). We fell in love with a building we found on the internet and tried to designed it after that. We are working with Stouwies Construction out of Inwood, IA on our building construction and things are starting to progress.
We plan to use 1"x8" cedar tongue and groove siding.
Our goal at Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery, Inc. will be to make your visit an experience. Surrounded by vineyard, rolling hills, a view into production, and amazing sunsets---Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery will provide an educational, relaxing, and high quality wine experience that exposes guests to the adventure of exploring lowa wines. The main focus will be that of the enjoyment of wine, however, we will also specialize in the sale of unique locally made products and edible goods. Our economically sustainable winery will have a lasting positive influence on the community for generations to come. The facility will house the tasting room, restrooms, barrel room, storage, production area (winery), and a large events center for year round events. We will provide tours of the vineyard and winery to help form connections between our customers and our business. Guests can come to relax and discover our high quality lowa wines and local goods with friends and family.
This portion of the building will be where the grapes will be de-stemmed, crushed, pressed, and wines crafted. It will house the tanks, barrels, processing equipment, and bottling supplies. The North portion of the building will be our 25, 000 bottle cellar for finished wine.
Wedding receptions, business parties, winery events (music, dances), and private gatherings---this area is designed to seat approximately 250 guests with the option of opening up to the tasting room or to extend the event outside (weather permitting). We situated the events area to be on the West side of our land so that the beautiful Iowa sunsets can be enjoyed during your event.