We have partnered with a company who brings in a complete bottling operation on a semi truck a few times a year when we have large amounts of wine to bottle. Our most recent bottling was of 7 different wines that totaled to over 1,600 cases! With 12 bottles to a case, needless to say it was quite a long day. However, with the truck being as loud as it is while everything is in motion, and for the stretches of time with each amount of bottling, you get to jam out to your favorite music or catch up on your most podcast binge.
Bottling day is one of the many parts of the vineyard that gives you more of an appreciation for how the wine got from the aging vessel to the bottle and all the little odds and ends that happen in between to get the wine ready for sale either in the tasting room or distribution.
For more of a glimpse of bottling day, check out the video above that our Marketing Coordinator, Emily, put together. It is quite the setup and is rather neat to see, especially from her point of view where she was able to go into the back side of the bottling truck and get a close up of the bottles in the various stages of the process.
Thanks for tuning in for this week’s edition of Out of the Barrel! Cheers!