Sunday, June 19, 2005

05Bottling

Wood Family Vineyards
Wow! What a day! We bottled 1,115 cases on Friday, June 15th! We started out with a late start. Mokelumne Mobile Bottling called at 5:30am (they were supposed to arrive at 5:30 for set up) to say they hadn't left Lodi yet and were having problems getting a light to work on the trailer. How about if we switch it to Monday? My response was to keep working on it and we will see how it plays out. At 7am they called and said they were on their way. Instead of starting a 8:30am we estimated a 10am start. I got on the phone and started calling all my friends to let them know.
10 am we did start! The '04 Chard and then the '03 wines, the Cab Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, McGrail Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Syrah (only 30 cases) and Zinfandel! Whew! What fun! The best part was having all these smiling faces around me (and of course the WINE)! When we finished one varietal we had to open a bottle and try it! YES! Everyone was smiling double!
The mobile bottlers were awesome and everything went smoothly.
Thank you to all my friends and family! Release party in August!

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Blogger Matt said...

Hello Rhonda my name is Matthew Rabolli. I read that you have a barrel of Zin from the Rabolli Vineyard? It's not a common name here and anyone with it must be related. I have heard stories that my Italian relatives from long ago owned vineyards outside Milan somewhere. Do you know anything about the barrel or the vineyard? I would like to get my hands on a bottle someday! Matt. mdrabolli@yahoo.com

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