Crooked Post Vineyard will begin making wine
A King’s Construction bulldozer broke ground Friday morning at the site of a new winery to be built by Kevin and Lori Henderson on Highway K-92 on the west side of Ozawkie.
The rural Valley Falls couple will use this year’s crop of grapes to produce the wine that will be made and sold in the winery beginning next spring.
The Hendersons started Crooked Post Vineyard at 130th Street next to the Ferguson Road in 2006. To this six acres of vines they will add another nine acres at the new location.
With 9,000 vines, they anticipate 10,000 gallons of juice that translates to 50,000 bottles of wine.
The winery will be an Italian-style structure with a clay tile roof and stucco siding measuring 3,600 square feet.
Lori Henderson said they will create a “destination winery” where people will be invited to lounge, sample wine, and tour the grounds. A room will be provided for small gatherings, weddings, and other special occasions.
King’s Construction and Lowe’s Construction, both Oskaloosa, are the primary contractors doing the work.
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