Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vin Villa Wrought Iron Doors, Hinges & Torchieres

I think I mentioned these doors before, but I thought you might want to see them installed.  Everything is custom; hand forged as always.  The hinges are super awesome; they are made to look like grape leaves with some grape clusters... all very much 3D.  The pulls are "VV" for Vin Villa.  The torchieres actually light up... all totally cool... it was a blast to design, and our guys had so much fun putting it all together.

Vin Villa is on Pelee Island, Ontario.  Located in the middle of Lake Erie, south of Detroit Michigan, it is the southernmost inhabited land mass in Canada.  Clayton Walls' great great grand father, William McCormick purchased a 999 year lease, from the Indian trader who owned it 200 years ago.  It is where Vin Villa, Canada's oldest commercial estate winery was founded in 1866.  There are two 18' x 60'  underground wine cellars constructed of hand laid limestone on the site that is currently being reclaimed and refurbished as part of a master plan to construct a facility that will eventually hold fund raisers for charities.

written by: Izabela Wojcik