The House of Pendragon tasting room is open in Clovis. You can read all about the place and the locally made beer it serves in today’s column. But what I didn’t have room for in the column is all the cool features of the tasting room itself. All the wood you see is reclaimed wood, mostly from the owner’s family farm in Sanger. The wall of wood with a big metal sign is the first thing people notice when they walk in.
Both were done by Sean Dempsey of The Earth Builders (you may have seen his work around town. Some of it is at Peeve’s Public House). Pendragon owner Tommy Caprelian took Dempsey on a tour of the farm to scour for materials and he tells me Dempsey got a bit excited. So, some of the wood you see on the walls comes from old grape trays. The bar is made from old barn wood and its supports are the curving wood of old wine barrels. Wine barrels also serve as tables. There’s another table in the corner with an old metal conveyer that boxes of grapes once rolled across. Keep scrolling for a picture of the table.