Chateau Morrisette will not be opening its tasting room at the Salem Avenue location in downtown Roanoke as originally planned.
The Floyd County winery cited occupancy and usage issues that required complex renovations as the reason that the tasting room would not be opening in the space.
WFXR has reached out to David Morrisette, owner of Chateau Morrisette for an interview, but has not yet heard back.
In October of 2018, Morrisette wrote in a blog on the winery’s web site that “We are working very hard to find the best solution for the opening of our tasting room in downtown Roanoke. We have run into delays and zoning issues with the city and do hope for a resolution soon. The current space leased may not work out for Chateau Morrisette but we will be opening a tasting room somewhere in downtown Roanoke.”
The winery is said to currently be looking for a new space, but another location has not yet been found.