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Jun 16 2016

Winery Tasting Room Countertops For De Ponte Cellars

By Deven Paolo

In September 2013, De Ponte Cellars, a winery located in the in the heart of the Dundee Hills of Northwest Oregon, was updating their winery tasting room design. The owners of the winery and their contractor Rick Siewell worked with us to complete the tasting room countertops.

After reviewing different options for the type of metal for the countertops, we settled on using a pre-galvanized material that we cut to size with strips of galvanized blackened steel to be placed along the seams. This solution met their budget and provided an industrial feel to the design on the counters to match the barn wood cabinets and concrete floors in the tasting room.

Steel Countertop

We coordinated with the cabinet makers who provided measurements and the design of the counters. Multiple levels and sections of the countertops were taken into consideration when getting the material ready. With a drop-in sink and several angled sections to work with, we got busy cutting the metal to size and readying the blackened steel for the seams.

Tasting room countertop

We blackened this steel ourselves with an acid wash process then fabricated it to fit each seam on the countertop. After 67 hours in the shop, we headed out to the site to install the finished product. We glued the material in place, then secured the blackened steel on the seams with brass nails to complete the desired look. Then we clamped it all down to dry.

Tasting room countertop

We often work with wineries to update their tasting rooms — whether it’s their countertops, a fireplace or other custom project — we love finding solutions, creating designs and fabricating a piece of metal into a beautiful product to meet each unique need.

If you’re interested in countertops or another custom metal fabrication project for your winery, contact us for an estimate!