Daily Archive for November 13th, 2012

Filling Barrels

Barrels are given a final rinse before being filled. The barrel cleaner after rinsing will fill the barrel with nitrogen, a neutral gas, to protect the wine during filling.

The water used in rinsing is drained by means of a long series of pipes, mostly underground, to a tanker. The collected water is then used in the vineyard.

Filling barrels.

Getting Ready for Winter

Enrique moving bales of straw to his truck which he will then spread on roads to prevent erosion.

Before planting our cover crop the ground is chiseled where it has been compacted by tractors during the growing season. Later seeds will be planted for a cover crop, again to protect from erosion.