Stoney Mesa Winery announced the opening of their new tasting room and warehouse facility in Grand Junction, Colorado. The new 3,000 square-foot complex frees up 2,000 square-feet at their Cedaredge winery allowing for an increase in wine production to an additional 5,000 cases.
All bottled and labeled wine for distribution and sales will be warehoused at their new Ptarmigan Vineyard tasting room on Orchard Mesa, at 221 313/10 Rd, Grand Junction, Colorado. Stoney Mesa Winery will keep all wine production at the Cedaredge facility. “Since 1990 all operations have been conducted at the Cedaredge campus,” said president, Ron Neal. “We’re looking forward to the improved customer service this move will provide.”
“We’re looking forward to the added production space this will provide,” said Winemaker Bret Neal, “in addition to the $150,000 we spent for our new press, automated bottling line, pumps and sterilizing equipment in 2008."
President Ron Neal and wife Donna will operate the Grand Junction campus while Winemaker and Vice-President Bret Neal will manage the Cedaredge campus. In 2008 Ron & Donna Neal purchased 7 more acres in Palisade, where planting will begin this spring consisting of 2 acres of Pinot Gris.