Are you tired of spending so much of your hard-earned money getting out of the house to go and sit at a relaxing winery or restaurant? Wouldn't it be nice if you could create the same relaxing atmosphere right at your own home? Here, you'll find a few tips to help you create a space that fills you with peace as you sit and sip wine without worrying about driving home after.

Buy an Outdoor Wine Barrel Fire Table

Have you see these things? Wine barrel fire tables, such as those from Barrel Rocker LLC, are being used in wineries all over – now, you can have one for your patio area. This could be the anchor point of the space – the one piece that sets the tone of the entire area.

These barrel fire tables can be found in various forms – you can find them fueled by propane, natural gas, wood, oil, and even gel. The gel-fueled tables are so easy to use and maintain. You can pick up the gel by the jug. When the flame begins to dwindle, you simply add more gel and the flame continues to burn through the rocks.


Lighting plays a huge role in the atmosphere of a room. Those restaurants and wineries that you enjoy so much probably have very dim lighting with some accent lighting here and there. You can create this same look by using soft-white twinkle lights or by using flame lighting. You can find torches, lanterns and other sources of lighting that will be perfect for this space.

One thing that a lot of people do to save on cost of lighting is use mason jars. Get yourself some mason jars, some thick-wick, and some gel-fuel. Set the wick in the center of the mason jar and fill the jar with the stones. Pour a small amount of the fuel into the jar and let it sit for a while. Light the wick and the gel will burn through for hours. If you need to put it out, you simply put the lid on the jar to cut off the oxygen and the flame goes out.

Comfortable Seating

This can be the make-it or break-it item in your relaxation area – you need something that is comfortable and easy to take care of. If the patio needs more time cleaning than you get to sit and enjoy it, the furnishings you've selected are all wrong.

Next time you're at your favorite place, write down what you love about it – use it as inspiration to create the same feel in the comfort of your own home.