Chronicles of the Long Shot Farm

Finishing the Bar Top

We had purchased a large, live edge, unfinished slab of wood to use for the bar top.  After rough sanding it with a belt sander, we finished it by hand-sanding, using finer and finer sandpaper between applying coats of high gloss polyurethane.  We started off with 80 grit sandpaper and at the end we were using 800 grit sandpaper!  It took about 30 coats of polyurethane and sanding (we lost track of the exact number) over a period of two months.  But it was so worth it:

Tasting Room Progress


Things are coming together! We have running water behind the bar and the wine rack is assembled. Next we need to put some finish on the counters. 2019 is starting off great!

No opening date yet for the Winery, but we are so close to being able to pick one!!

Posted by Samantha Weyant Shaffer and Anja Weyant

Labeling Wine Bottles

Every new wine label needs to be approved by the federal  Alcohol and Tobacco Trade and Tax Bureau, TTB for short. (Wine labeling rules are found in Title 27 of the Code of  Federal Regulations) After the approval, they can be printed and applied.  We use a manual labeler, which we really like: