Artesian Cellars Begins Work on Pahrump Tasting Room; Year-End Opening Hopeful
Pahrump-based winemaker Tim Burke will begin on Monday to transform a 2,700 square foot house into the tasting room for his Artesian Cellars wine. Burke and partner Pam Tyler hope to open at the end of the year with a steampunk-themed décor.
Burke and Tyler will do much of the work themselves. The floor plan lends itself to their vision, with an oversized family room large enough to accommodate both a barrel room and special event seating. A covered patio will become the crush pad. The living room and kitchen are set up for intimate conversation near the fireplace, with a bar for wine service. The current bedrooms will become a souvenir shop and an office. Story continues below.
The building is ideally situated for retail traffic, facing busy Nevada Highway 160, which connects Las Vegas with the road leading to Death Valley. The highway is also the primary artery through Pahrump, leading to the north-south corridor between Reno and Las Vegas.
Burke told Grape Basin News he secured a “sweet deal,” including the use of the vacant lot next door for extra parking.
The Artesian Cellars winery has long been planned by Burke and Tyler, who are licensed and have been building up their wine reserves in anticipation its opening. Burke has relationships and has procured grapes from a dozen different Nevada vineyards. More photos below.