Archive for the ‘construction’ Category

Announcing New PVCC Classes

October 8, 2012

Its almost time to register for Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Spring Semester! We’re hosting two Saturday classes – both are a great way to get a peek at what goes on behind the scenes in a small winery.

Blind tasting & vote on different Stinson Meritage Blends 

Help us discover the perfect 2012 Meritage mix in our Wine Blending with Matthieu Finot class Saturday March 16th, 2013 9am – 1pm. If you’ve dreamt of opening your own winemaking space you’ll want to check out Winery Design and Equipment with Scott Stinson Saturday March 23rd, 2013 9am – 5pm.

Scott Stinson surveys winery phase II construction

Email Program Manager Greg Rosko to register or check back at for spring online registration.


The Winery Phase II

July 15, 2011

Under construction again: the winery addition

Our teeny tiny winery is about to get a teeny tiny bit bigger!  Here’s the beginning of Phase II which sprouted up in the past week.  It includes a barrel room for the reds, a (badly needed) case storage room, cold storage, and upstairs office space.  Hoping we can finish it by the time our new barrels arrive in August..!

The attic office space

Updated floor plan with barrel room/storage addition


A Good Year at Stinson Vineyards

January 5, 2011

The Winery: barrel racks and our tiny press, aka “R2D2”

Happy New Years from Stinson Vineyards!  We’re looking back on 2010 and have to admit – its been a pretty good year for us.  Between planting our first grapes and surviving our first harvest we’re starting to see everything take shape.  With the wines beginning to stabilize, we’re focusing on the next phase of our project: bottling and labeling the wines, planting 2200 vines in the spring, and of course opening the Tasting Room in June!

In the meantime, heres a look back at 2010:

Before pictures: the original garage structure

We never get tired of looking at the before pictures of our Garage Winery! Here’s a few from when it was still more “garage” than “winery”.  Its hard to imagine that these were taken just a few months before grapes started to arrive – the new floor is poured and the trench drain is in, but that’s about it.


Under Construction: The Tasting Room

May 24, 2010

It’s been a rainy spring!  In between thunderstorms and pm showers, we were finally able to pour the concrete slab for our new Tasting Room.

The Tasting Room and Winery will be a renovated version of the old garage.  We’re going for a low-tech industrial look to preserve the feel of the space .  The exposed concrete slab will become the actual floor.  The doors will be modernized steel garage doors with frosted glass. (more…)