I stopped by Barnard Griffin Winery in Richland, Washington this morning. They have begun construction on a major re-model of their winery.
Additions will include a new db gallery and studio for Deborah Barnard's glass art. An extended patio and outdoor space that will connect the db gallery to a new VIP tasting room. The existing barrel room will be converted into the VIP tasting room. The current tasting room will be renovated, expanded and redesigned to allow for an improved tasting experience.
You can follow the construction progress on the Barnard Griffin Remodel blog page:
When I stopped by today, the tasting room was open to foot traffic only coming from the far gate (the gate closer to Tagaris)... but it changes hourly! You can always call 509-627-0266 and they will let you know the current situation.
This is an exciting project for Barnard Griffin winery, their fans and those of us who used to work there. Best of luck Rob, Deborah, Elise, Megan, Kim and all the crew at Barnard Griffin.