Designer: Story Design, Ltd.
Project Size: 1,300 square feet
Total Project Cost: $380,000
Along with promoting the wines produced at his Leighton, Iowa winery, Tassel Ridge owner Bob Wersen’s passion is hosting events featuring wine and food pairings. “I’ve long thought that Neopolitan-style pizza made in a wood fired pizza oven would make a significant addition to our events program mainly because pizza pairs so well with dry
red wine,” said Wersen. And, since “the wind seems to blow almost constantly at Tassel Ridge” the winery sought to build an enclosed facility to expand their events calendar regardless of the weather.
Story has been a long-time partner to Tassel Ridge so it was a natural progression to work together to meet this project’s needs. The Story Design, Ltd. team produced the design and Story Construction built the 1,300 sq. ft. glass enclosed and air conditioned patio, which includes an oven to meet the owner’s desire to feature brick oven pizza and other food alongside great Tassel Ridge wines.
“We are delighted with the addition to the winery and expect it will help us significantly expand the range of wine and food pairing experiences we can offer visitors,” added Wersen.