Wine tasting room opens in Toughkenamon
● By Richard Gaw
The business district of Toughkenamon added another notch on its proverbial belt this past weekend when the Harvest Ridge Winery officially opened the doors to its new tasting room on Newark Road.
On May 5, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by performances by Chris Lebresco and Rob Robinson, while the tasting room bar introduced Harvest Ridge wines. On May 6, the tasting room offered a bring-your-own-mat yoga session, which included a free glass of wine or cider for all participants. Natalie's Fine Food provided food and Joe Daphne provided live music.
“This tasting room helps give Toughkenamon a point of destination, in an effort to draw people to a central location, ” said Harvest Ridge Winery owner Chuck Nunan. “We have Liliana's Pizza and Grill right beside us. We have a florist just around the corner. It's the idea that things are starting to happen, and we hope to be one of the cornerstones in that continuing development.”
Throughout the weekend, visitors were introduced by the tasting room staff to Harvest Ridge wines, served in a 2,500-foot space that is complete with tables made from oak wine barrels, comfortable couches and a 40-foot-long bar.
“The goal for us is to deliver an exceptional customer experience,” Nunan said. “You should feel comfortable when you're here, like being at home with no worries. You're going to enjoy fine wine, music and a good time. It's about getting away from it all, and enjoying life.”
The Harvest Ridge Winery Tasting Room is at 1140 Newark Road, Toughkenamon.
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