Carmel’s Main Street to get new wine tasting room

An artist’s rendering of Peace Water Winery’s wine bottles.

An artist’s rendering of Peace Water Winery’s wine bottles.

By Pete Smith

It looks like wine tasting will make a return to Carmel’s Main Street following Shiraz’s move to Mass Ave. in Indianapolis.

Peace Water Winery has plans to purchase the former Chaos building at 37 W. Main St. and turn it into a tasting room for its custom California wines.

Owner Scott Burton is the former landlord of Bub’s Burgers and said his new venture will operate under the motto: “One bottle does a world of good.”

That’s because he plans to operate the business under a philanthropy model, using the profits to fund multiple local and international charities.

The grapes for the wine will be grown and bottled in California’s Napa Valley and then shipped here.

But Burton has a lot of work to do before he can begin serving. He first needs to renovate the building, install a new Main Street façade and expand the available outdoor seating in both the front and rear of the building.

Regardless, he said he plans to be open by Aug. 1.