Dreams do come true... Grand Opening July 7th 2018
Holy Grail Winery started out 6 years ago with a dream and goal by 2 people that came from humble beginnings. Both working in factory's 2nd shift while working on there dream. Lonnie worked 10 years 6 day's a week 10 hrs a day with a 15 minute break standing for 10 hours. His one day off was spent making wine. We started this business at the height of the recession. No bank would give us a loan. So many disappointments , hardships, sleepless nights. After we opened in 2012 people don't know how many times since then we considered closing. It would have been so easy to just close and give up. It is one thing to have a business and sell a product , but when you have to make the product, I cant think of anything harder. People think we have staff or partners the truth is it's 2 people who do everything.
What kept us going was our customers who believed in us. At the end of the day all that matters is the customer. 2017 was the year that opened all doors. It was the break we needed. We found a home with land and a building, everything we had been looking for . This is when the real work begins. We thought we worked hard before but this brings it to another level. We have worked non stop on our home and this building from sun up till sun down since we moved in on March of 2017. We planned on opening next year but everything would change. We would have to close our Augusta location and open this year with a building that is incomplete and a work in progress at our new location. Domestic Winery laws go all the way back to prohibition. It was the hand that we were dealt. We are excited and disappointed at the same time. We wont have the deck we wanted and many other things, it will happen next year like we planned. Our loyal customers will understand, after all it's all about the wine. I am proud of my husband who has accomplished more than most people will do in a lifetime.
We hope you will come and see for yourself our dream that has come to life.
Artist Jonathan Fritzen
WORKING ON THE NEW BUILDING AND VINEYARD. GOING TO BE PLANTING THE PRESTIGIOUS PETIT VERDOT 3 YEAR OLD VINES THIS SPRING. PETIT VERDOT IS THE OLDEST BORDEAUX GRAPE IN THE WORLD. WAS DISCOVERED BY THE ANCIENT ROMANS IN THE 1700'S. IT IS OLDER THAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON, A CELLAR WINE THAT CAN BE AGED 100 YEARS. TOOK A MONTH TO PULL OFF OLD SIDING ON THIS 1900'S, 1600 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING ONE PIECE AT A TIME. GOING TO EXPOSE INSIDE THE BUILDING BEAUTIFUL HAND MADE WOODEN TRUSSES FROM A 20 FOOT CEILING THAT SHOW TRUE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE 1900'S. NEW SIDING AND WINDOWS GOING UP ALONG WITH STAIRS LEADING TO THE DECK ENTRANCE WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE VALLEY AND VINEYARD. BELOW THIS BUILDING A CELLAR WHERE THE WINE BARRELS WILL BE STORED. 35 FOOT TASTING BAR & VIP HELICOPTER LANDING PAD GOING IN. FRIDAY NIGHT STEAK NIGHTS, PORT WINES & CIGARS, CHOCOLATE AND WINE TASTING TO ANOTHER LEVEL OF WONDERFUL. MANY SPECIAL EVENTS.
GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME GOING TO DO THINGS RIGHT. WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HOLY GRAIL WINERY...........
"If you ever fought for a dream......... you know you have to be willing to do anything" - Jake Anderson Deadliest Catch