Posted on August 6th 2018

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“Belt and Suspenders Attitude”

This last week, both Winemaker, Mark Foster, and Cellar Master, Bill Jennings, took on the monster task of filtering 3,300 cases of wine consisting of 10 different varietals. This came to a whopping total of 6,800 gallons of wine! This process was in preparation for bottling which will take place at the winery later this week. Bill Jennings shared that this process always takes place twice, once ten days before bottling and then again on the day of bottling. This is what he calls the “belt and suspenders attitude.” Much like the double protection of holding one’s pants with both a belt and a set of suspenders, the men in the barrel room go through double the effort to ensure the quality of the wine.

 

Last week, both Winemaker, Mark Foster, and Cellar Master, Bill Jennings, took on the monster task of filtering 3,300 cases of wine consisting of 10 different varietals. This came to a whopping total of 6,800 gallons of wine! This process was in preparation for bottling which occurred this week. Bill Jennings shared that this process always takes place twice, once ten days before bottling and then again on the day of bottling. This is what he calls the “belt and suspenders attitude.” Much like the double protection of holding one’s pants with both a belt and a set of suspenders, the men in the barrel room go through double the effort to ensure the quality of the wine.

This season’s bottling took place last Thursday and Friday in Nevada City Winery’s parking lot. After two days of hard labor and a staff of eight strapping young men – with the added help of all the winery’s usual office staff – 3300 cases of wine were cozily nestled into their bottles. That comes out to around 40,000 bottles and 8,000 gallons of wine!

What a feat! Thank you to everyone who participated in the process. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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