Bringing up Barsha

Bringing up Barsha

The Sepulveda pass, the clogged major artery that connects all of the beach cities is probably the last place you’d look to unwind with great wine, cheese, and enjoyable company.  But, sometimes the unobvious is the answer!

My husband, Adnen and I coincidentally came across a wine store and tasting room for sale on the infamous Sepulveda Boulevard. We fell in love with the possibilities, but questions flew in and out of our head…where would we start? What would we name her? What would be our niche?

We jumped in head to toe without looking back and answered all of our questions in the process! We stripped, gutted and got to work on our dream! Soon enough, our full vision came to life. Barsha was born!

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Starting project Barsha!

Oh, where do I begin?

Oh, where do I begin?

It's not so bad after all!

It’s not so bad after all!

Couldn't do it without Poochie!

Couldn’t do it without Poochie!

Bring on the color!

Bring on the color!

Mom coating the chalkboard!

Mom coating the chalkboard!

Bringing reclaimed wood back to life!

Bringing reclaimed wood back to life!

Reclaimed wood retail counter

Reclaimed wood retail counter

Almost there!

Almost there!

Reclaimed wood partition in the works!

Reclaimed wood partition in the works!

Bring in the shelves! Reclaimed wood shelves from Blake Avenue!

Bring in the shelves! Reclaimed wood shelves from Blake Avenue!

Bring in the wine!!!

Bring in the wine!!!

Barsha before!

Barsha before

Barsha after!

Barsha after!

Our finished Tasting Room!

Our finished Tasting Room!

Barsha's Wine & Spirits Shop

Barsha’s Wine & Spirits Shop

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Believe me, the whole process wasn’t so easy. Starting from scratch and all, and being five months pregnant. But, let me tell you, there’s a certain thrill that comes with grabbing your dream and creating it from the ground up. This journey was worth every second, and would do it all again pregnant and all!

When we created Barsha’s tasting room concept, Adnen and I wanted really wanted to embody everything we feel when in that moment of great company, amazing wine & food, and that warm tingly feeling you get when all of these components are aligned.  A sophisticated yet homey atmosphere. A place you  want to bring your family & friends, even just yourself over and over again.

Besides our tasting room, we feature a boutique shop that showcases wine, spirits, beer, cheese & charcuterie from amazing small producers that live by their product! It’s our mission to present their product in a way that encompasses their love and passion for their creations!

At Barsha, the local community has become part of our close knit family. We host community fundraisers and partner with local non-profits,  whose causes we deeply believe contribute in making the world a much better place.

When you come to Barsha, you’ll see what we’re truly about, from the organizations we partner with, the art we showcase, the music that floats through the room, to our unique selection of products in both our tasting room and boutique shop. We strive to make every detail a detail worth remembering.

Bringing up Barsha has been an incredible journey, and we’re glad you are a part of it!

 

~ Lenora, Adnen and Pash

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