Newton Vineyard’s eco-friendly wine tasting bar
Inspired by Newton Vineyard and created from 100% reclaimed materials, this trendy wine tasting bar by U.K. designer Claire Danthois has been painstakingly crafted to create a unique expression of purity. The reclaimed materials used include reclaimed oak from a 300-year-old wine merchant from Bristol and wood from Newton Vineyard barrels. The custom-designed, six-foot bar has 112 segments of oak that represent Newton estate’s 112 different vineyard blocks. The glass shelving and steel cables that hold the bar are taken from an architectural site. The eco-chic tasting bar embodies the winery’s “Nature by Design” philosophy. Five bars have been created, with four to be exhibited at a series of Newton “Unfiltered” events in 2009 in New York City, London and Tokyo. One bar will be auctioned off later this year and is esxpected to fetch $20,000. The profits will go to Global Green USA, a non-profit dedicated to curtailing global climate change.