Thursday, 20 March 2014

Red Gold

As the vintage moves from white to red grapes, the value of the product we are handling increases dramatically. The winery is geared towards bulk white production at the 'entry level' end of the market but focuses primarily on high quality, low volume for its red wines.

When I arrived at work yesterday afternoon, I found that nearly every spare area of floor space in the vintage shed was now occupied by open top tanks. There was also a plethora of strangely shaped metallic objects and hoses everywhere, which will be setup in the tanks as cooling mechanisms for temperature control.

open top stainless steel tanks
cooling coils with brine hoses attached
I'm excited but also nervous to have the opportunity to be dealing with wine that will retail at around $100 per bottle!