Owners of former Banholzer Winery seek history on the big barn they’re renovating


The owners of the former Banholzer Winery/La Chateau on east CR-1000N are asking for the public’s help in tracking down more history about the place.

Kristy and Dan Cikowski explain how they obtained the site on their Facebook page dedicated to the property, now called The Medallion Manor:

“At the height of the pandemic in 2020, when life couldn’t be more unpredictable, Kristy happened to see a photo of this barn for sale on Facebook. She sent Dan the photo and they instantly fell in love with the barn. She joked, “Let’s buy it!” The rest is history. With the help of the amazing La Porte County community, we will be sharing stories from the past, giving you construction updates in the present, and will share our plans for the future. Come join us and our small family businiess as we turn this 100-year-old historic barn into a single-family estate for someone to love.”

The couple invites the community to follow their progress in renovating the barn, and to share any history, on their Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/TheMedallionManor and on Instragam at https://www.instagram.com/themedallionmanor/

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