The red wines are all made at Lafond Winery and bottled at Santa Barbara Winery in Santa Barbara. For the past two weeks, Bruce and his crew, have been emptying barrels in anticipation of moving the wine and preparing it for bottling.
The larger lots are moved by tankers, the smaller in barrels. Great care is taken in moving the wine, tanks are parged with nitrogen to avoid contact with oxygen, compressed air pumps, which are very gentle, move the wine to the tanker and the trip to Santa Barbara is about one hour.
The wines will be cold stabilized and allowed to settle. None of our red wines are filtered which can damage or reduce the complexity of the wines. Images show the tanker being loaded at the vineyard.