A Sneak Peek Inside Nectar Tasting Room

 

Welcome to a sneak peek of Nectar Tasting Room. Last week I announced the upcoming opening of a wine tasting room in downtown Spokane. Five Washington wineries will share a 2000 square foot space as their satellite tasting room. The lease has been signed, the wineries have been selected and now the journey begins.

There are three questions everyone asks once they hear of the new venture. Where is it? When are you going to open? What wineries are involved? The first I can answer with absolute certainty. The location is 120 N. Stevens right on the corner of Main and Stevens across the street from the Parkade and Sushi.com. We’re 1 block from Riverfront Park, 2 blocks from the INB Performing Arts Center, and on the same block as Cyrus O’Leary’s, Sante Restaurant, and Huppins. About 40,000 cars drive by the location daily. The space used to be the home of the Bridal Collections.

When are we going to open? Well, that depends. Each winery has to apply for their tasting room license. The process takes four weeks and is just beginning this week. Delays in that process would delay the opening. There is also the little matter of the build out and decorating. Today I receive the final drawings and meet with the contractor regarding the necessary changes. Floor samples have been chosen, paint swatches are selected, bank accounts are opened, credit lines are full and the checks seem to be flying out the door. Today’s video gives you a sneak peek. Each week, I’ll give you the progress report so you can follow along! We’re still on track for a mid to late November opening.

What are the wineries involved? That, I know…but you’ll have to wait to find out until the 10/19 update. The main reason is that contracts are still being finalized. Stay tuned for the weekly progress reports for news and building development.

 

drinknectar

Owner of Nectar Tasting Room in Spokane, WA. (@nectarwine) Publisher of Spokane Wine Magazine (@spowinemag), author, speaker, consultant and internet marketer with Nectar Media (@nectarmedia)

19 comments on “A Sneak Peek Inside Nectar Tasting Room

  1. Corinne

    I have a ladder and a paintbrush as well as paint roller, when do you want me to start?

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    1. drinknectar

      Corinne, the landlord is doing all of that work. Trust me, I’ll be needing your help real soon! You may regret the offer

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  2. Tamara Belgard

    This space and location looks truly amazing and may just warrant a visit to Spokane to see (and sip) for myself! Congratulations on living the dream Josh, you ROCK!!

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    1. drinknectar

      Tamara and Cindy – exciting is a word…so is scary and frightening! :)

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  3. Cindy

    This is so exciting.

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  4. Catie

    That is a super space! Also, I can hardly wait to hear what colors you have chosen. Purple, like your branding? As always, it was good seeing you this last weekend. Best wishes!

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    1. drinknectar

      Thanks Catie and Hartley – I’ll be picking colors today…very daunting task because if it don’t look right, then changing it is a challenge!

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  5. Judy Phelps

    Let me know if you need help picking out wallpaper ;)

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    1. drinknectar

      Oooh lala, I love your taste in wallpaper!

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  6. Cheryl Hodgins

    Lookin’ gooood. The “one Year” from blog to respected critic to proprietor is AMAZING.

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  7. Dave Butner

    Looks great, man. Wish you the best, way to follow your dreams!

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  8. Shannon Garcia

    Can’t wait to see it! Congrats Josh!

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    1. drinknectar

      Thanks, Pam and Shannon. It sure is exciting!

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  9. Darah Heinemann

    Looks great Josh, can’t wait til it opens! Let me know if there is anything I can help with, manual labor, whatever, I am happy to help!

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  10. William Maltese

    Great video. Great locale. Great idea. Great guy. Looking forward!

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