Pat and Cindy got their start in wine making by taking classes online and shadowing at other wineries. They planted their first vine in 2006 and enjoyed the vineyard experience so much that they decided to take classes during the first year of Kirkwood Community College’s Viticulture and Wine Making Program. Pat and Cindy began making wine in 2011, and currently produce ten wines with plans to come out with several more.
At present, the Wachendorfs are finishing a covered back courtyard that they hope to have completed by early summer. This area is larger than the front courtyard where outdoor music is currently held, and it has a permanent roof structure to shelter the area from rain and hot summer days. This covered courtyard will also expand the facility by serving as an additional seating area for functions held in the event room.