As wine interest grows, city-center wineries may be the breweries of 2018. Urban wineries in cities like New York, Atlanta and Austin offer convenience and a cool city vibe to boot. Austin is home to several urban wineries including cheeky, 6,000 square foot hipster winery The Infinite Monkey Theorem which like other urban wineries, pays homage to the locavore trend by sourcing grapes close to home.
The gorgeous vines growing at this winery create a breathtaking natural background for this contemporary home. The neutral tones of the home fit well with the lush greenery. A large wrap-around porch allows for residents to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the view.
A combination of natural lighting, under cabinet lighting and recessed lighting illuminate this modern kitchen. Upper and lower smooth wood cabinetry complement the brown and orange hues of the marble flooring. The warm tones pop against stainless steel appliances and slate gray countertops.
This beautiful home features a modern look with the warm colors of wood and stone exterior walls. A large wrap around porch provides ample space to enjoy the sunshine while creating a shaded area in front of the garage. The stone walls of the foundation are a great textural contrast to the smooth walls of the upper levels.
This swimming pool enjoys views of Happy Canyon, a popular region for vineyards located in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara, Calif. The valley's wineries were popularized by the 2004 film Sideways.
This exquisite contemporary home in Queenstown offers privacy and boasts breathtaking views of Lake Hayes. Overlooking the prestigious Stoneridge Estate winery, the home features an open plan living area, five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms and is perfect for entertaining family and friends.
This winery displays their bottles on beautiful shelves with diagonal dividers. A long bar with a light countertop creates room for plenty of pouring. A polished marble floor brings an orange sheen to the room leading to a modern fireplace built into a stone accent panel.
Keeping in mind their love of kayaking and entertaining winery guests, Kim Lewis Designs fulfilled the clients' desire for an indoor/outdoor space. The porch features a place for the pooches! Built-in benches offer lounge seating, but space underneath is super valuable, so built-in dog beds were added.
It takes a lot to stand out on very crowded wine shelves these days. So like movie trailers and posters, wineries are doing what they can to distinguish their vino from the pack. The Walking Dead Wines, in addition to tapping into that television show's loyal fan base, also feature distinctive labels that talk back when you download the accompanying app.
Catering to customers seeking wines that support their active lifestyles and don't necessarily buy into the usual wine snobbery, wineries like The Infinite Monkey Theorem in Austin are offering wine in cans. Also growing in popularity: premium boxed wine and Tetra Paks with better wines available in these non-bottle forms. For those who don't drink a whole bottle in one sitting, cans or boxes are ideal and more and more restaurants are using wine kegs to keep wine fresh and dispense by-the-glass without risk of spoilage.