The Shady Creek Winery Project is a multi-phase 23,500 sq. ft. renovation and new construction effort aiming to put Northern Indiana “on the map” regarding winery tourism. The site is in close proximity to the nation’s renowned “wine trail” and aims to boost the Michigan City, Indiana economy through a state-of-the-art winery user experience.
A portion of the project is constructed with heavy timber construction sourced from Austria and then sent to Tennessee for fabrication and detailing –then finally shipped to Northern Indiana and assembled. A 144-barrel racking system – fabricated in Italy – is located in a transparent, yet climate-controlled, barrel room. Shady Creek Winery has numerous settings for different user experiences, creating a mixture of small, intimate areas that contrasts greatly with expansive, transparent spaces for larger crowd gathering. A private tasting room, upstairs lounge area, a 90-person event space, a north exterior bar structure, and outdoor seating areas, allow for unique vistas of the wooded property.