Some time ago, Nathan Zeender (head brewer and co-owner of Right Proper Brewing Company) decided he wanted to build an off the grid, self-contained and solar powered mobile winery – the Hibernaculum Chamber – to produce low-intervention wine and cider. He enlisted the support of lifetime bud Bret Stevenson (Hyattsville 💓 resident, Maryland based polymath, levitator and dude who’s skilled in the building and repair trades) to help with the container’s build out right here in Hyattsville.
|Buds Nathan & Bret, hard at work. 📷 Hibernaculum Wine Instagram|
I caught up with Nathan and asked him a couple of really hard questions. Like:
|A peek inside the magical chamber! 📷 Hibernaculum Wine Instagram|
What type of wines or ciders will you be making initially? “The focus will be on living wines and ciders that are native yeast fermented, unfiltered and we will not be adding sulfites.”
What’s the genesis of the name, Hibernaculum Wine? “Hibernaculum is a quiet, dark place for a hibernating animal like a bear, bat, snake, etc. It references the seasonal and low-impact nature of this project.” I totally knew that. 😜
Parting words? “We encourage anyone interested to support our Kickstarter campaign and help spread the word through their community and personal networks.”
Done and done! Can’t wait to try the Route One blend. Just sayin’! 🤣🍷👍