Brotherhood Winery had a disastrous fire in 1999. It destroyed the tasting room and the Grand Monarque ballroom. (click here to read about the fire) A few years back the tasting room reopened and it is beautiful!
The Grand Monarque Ballroom was built in 1893 and was built for winemaking. Sparkling wine and still wine was produced in the room. It is rumored that there was a shaft with a dumb waiter from the Ballroom into the cellars below to make it easier to transport barrels back and forth.
The building offers five thousand square feet, creating a facility for indoor events of many different sizes and types. Elegant weddings, private parties and corporate banquets to charity balls, trade shows and cultural events, the Grand Monarque Hall can be designed to accommodate events to meet your specific needs. The decor and detail that was used to capture the history of the era makes the room so inviting. I love barrel stave chandeliers that match the larger ones in the adjoining tasting room!
Everything takes time and thought. The time and thought put into this remodeling as well as the rest of the remodeling and expansion going on at Brotherhood truly makes them one of the leading winemaking facilities on the East Coast.