Work, work, work!

Work, work, work!

We can fit between 60 and 70 barrels on the floor in our newest cellar building which allows to get a lot done before having to move barrels around, put them away, and make room for the next row. We used to do all of this type of work outside which meant we started at the crack of dawn (sometimes earlier) to get the barrel work done before the heat picks up. But these days, we’ve had so many heat waves that we have to close everything up before 10:00 am anyway so the guys start even earlier to avoid the heat- sometimes at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning!

The barrels in this photo are wet because we spray them with water at the end of the day. It helps to promote humidity, which helps to reduce evaporation.

Fun fact: The evaporation of wine in the barrels is referred to as the “Angels’ Share”

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