June 9th was bottling day at Piña Napa Valley.
Since we're not big enough to justify having our
own bottling line, the bottling line comes to us.
Macario on the forklift.
Inside the trailer, things are a bit tight.
This machine is putting the foils on the bottle.
This machine is "spinning" the foils on the bottle.
We don't have paper labels, or the bottling line
would be placing those on the bottles, too.
Here are the large format Mimbre bottles.
The Mimbre package design was the
first choice of 3 of the 4 brothers
(Okay, I'm warming up to it).
It's hard to visualize the size of the large format
bottles from the pictures, until you place a standard
750 ml Cahoots bottle in front of them.
Our winemaking team:
Anna Monticelli & Macario Montoya
Photos provided by John C. Piña