Hopwood Cellars, 12 E. Cedar St., recently completed an aesthetic renovation that also added additional storage for wine bottles.
Owner Ron Hopwood said the winery ran out of space to store wine in the back of the store, resulting in boxes of wine being stacked throughout the store. The makeover created a cozier, roomier store.
“Honestly, we ran out of space in the back for all of our wine and just started putting cases of wine out here,” Hopwood said. “It looked terrible, so we just tried to update the look and said, ‘Let’s take (the wine) out of the box and put it on the wall.’ We did it for a storage issue, not so much for the ambiance, but it looks great.”
Hopwood installed enough wine racks to store 3,000 bottles. Typically, 40,000 bottles are stored in the back. Hopwood said the winery needed to display some of those out front.
In addition to the wine racks, Hopwood also added new tables, chairs and barstools around the bar, where patrons previously had to stand. Hopwood In addition to the new furniture, Hopwood also brought in barrel seats for a comfier setting.
Hopwood Cellars sells 23 kinds of wine. It bottles 1,200 of each kind at one time. Bottling occurs monthly.
For more, visit hopwoodcellars.com.