Preparing a Wine for Bottling at Between the Lines Winery

A day in the life of a Wine Maker…

  • In the morning I went to our Warehouse in St. Catharines to organize which bottles would be shipped to Reif Winery for the bottling and then stacked all of the bottles onto a trailer for the transport.
  • Once the bottles were on their way I grabbed all of the wine that was needed for the store and drove back to the winery to drop them off.
  • After the van was empty again I loaded it with all of our screw capsules, corks and labels that we needed for the bottling.
  • I drove to Reif to talk with Rob, the winemaker, about the order of the bottling, as well as when I could start to ship all of the wine over that needed to be bottled. I dropped off everything I had in the van and drove back to Between the Lines
  • Once I was back at our winery I switched to driving our Tractor and drove the first 2000 liters of wine to Reif. On the way back I picked up 6 more 1000L containers to be able ship the rest of the wine.
  • Back at our store I had to help out in the retail store for a tour of guests, and then went to work on the wines for the final adjustments.
  • With all of the blends finished and the wines tasting like they should I cleaned all of the tanks and then prepped the pump to be able to start bright and early the next day.
The following two tabs change content below.
Special Event Planner at the Winter Festival of Lights working for the Niagara Parks Commission and city of Niagara Falls then an Event Planner in Niagara Wine Country for over 20 years. I love what I do and it's all about you!

Latest posts by Barbara (see all)