AxeBridge Wine Co.

The Partners:

Winemakers Aaron and Ashley Schram

The Spot:

Minneapolis’ bustling North Loop

The Work:

Create a concept and space for AxeBridge Wine Co., Minneapolis’ first urban winery, that shows off the craft of winemaking in a warm, energetic space.

The Scene:

The underground winery is cozy and industrial, without feeling cramped and cold, thanks to plenty of warm, rustic wood tones, loungey furniture, and a bar to die for, with taps of city-made-and-barreled wine. Exposed brick, curved booths, and a glass Champagne Room give the space a distinct elegance and authenticity.

The Notables:

  • Bar with wine-tap system for easy tasting of artisan wines, and branded barrels put winemaking at the heart of the space
  • Glass Champagne Room provides private event space without closing off the energy from the rest of the tasting room
  • Easy retail spot near the entrance for purchasing bottles to go
  • Comfortable lounge furniture and a welcoming patio give multiple spaces to sip and taste