Packing, Topping Tanks, and Flowering Shrubs

January 10, 2012




Today we had several small projects going on at the winery. First, we took what was left of the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon after barrel down and consolidated it into topped tanks. This wine is quite nice, but we won’t need all of it for our program. What’s left will be sold to another winery that needs more Cab than they were able to produce this year.

We also spent some time today packing up a few pallets of wine to ship out. These cases are going to be sold to restaurants in Illinois, one row is 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, the other is 2008 Monte Rosso Zinfandel.

Wine being shipped out to sell in restaurants gets repackaged into these 6-bottle shipping boxes.

This doesn’t exactly count as a project, but it is a good example of the physical beauty we find here on the property; right now the manzanitas (Spanish for ‘little apple’, because of the tiny, apple shaped fruit they bear) are blooming all over the place right now.

To visit the Amapola Creek Winery main site, please click here.


3 Responses to “Packing, Topping Tanks, and Flowering Shrubs”

  1. Just tried my first bottle of your 2007 syrah. New favorite wine. It’s…heaven.

  2. […] interesting development we noticed today on the grounds; you may recall eralier this month when we pointed out that the manzanitas had started to flower, well today we […]

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