The 1620 Wine Bar Village at Landing Marketplace recently announced the opening of a brand new 13,000-square-foot sister location across town.
The 1620 Winery at Cordage Park is home to a state-of-the-art wine production facility and event space inside a beautifully restored 1800s rope factory. The space occupied by the winery was once home to the Plymouth Cordage Company, a company that by the late 19th century had become the largest manufacturer of rope and twine in the world.
“With over 9,000 square feet of working space and 30-foot-high ceilings, it was the perfect historic venue to build our dream,” says Raquel Mullaney, proprietor of the 1620 Wine Bar at Village Landing. Her husband, Robert Mullaney, who is descended from Sicilian winemakers, makes over 22 types of wines at the 1620 Winery. Visitors to the winery can experience a classic wine tasting, which includes samples of six wines on tap. There is also a behind-the-scenes vintner experience that includes a tour of the winery (see the stainless-steel tanks, bottling line and barrel room) and wine tasting straight out of the barrels with an accompanying charcuterie board.
Extra care was taken to preserve the historic charm of the building during its restoration. Original wide-plank floor boards thick wood beams and exposed brick walls bring rustic elegance to the event space. Some of the other features of the facility include a newly constructed bar (fashioned with rope to pay homage to the building’s history) that is manned by The Pour Guys, a large fieldstone fireplace with comfortable seating and a stunning chandelier custom-made from 40-year-old cabernet grape vines.
The entire facility has been updated and outfitted with modern conveniences, including a bride’s room and a new kitchen where 1620 Winery chef Brent Clark invents creative menus for special events.
While it is an obvious choice for weddings (they have 43 weddings booked for 2018) the Mullaneys are also excited to be offering up the space up to the Plymouth community by hosting 1620 After Dark. Every Thursday night the winery will transform into a chic night club environment featuring DJX Studios. There will be a $10 cover at the door, a cash bar, tapas menu and plenty of dancing. 8 p.m.- 12 a.m. 49 Cordage Park, Plymouth, 508-746-3532
– Maria Allen