Sauvignon Blanc madness begins, tank temperature calibrations continue, getting to play with bentonite (not a phrase I thought I would ever write) and chilling upside-down with wine – all in a #NZV16 days’ work.
Cool tunes, Pinot land, tank temperature calibrations and enjoying Highfield Chardonnay – it’s a great day! Oh and we had organic Sauvignon Blanc arrive today. I’ll give you some intel on this tomorrow.
I’m finally on the beer fines board!!! All it took was bursting a hose and I can’t take all the credit, with my fellow white receival buddy Viktor and supervisor Anne, also assisting in the minor disaster. So that’s 3 beers on the board so far and I’m sure there are many more to come (hopefully not too many though or it might be a shorter vintage than expected…)
I went roaming around in Pinot Land today to introduce you to a fancy piece of machinery, the Bucher Vaslin Delta Vistalys which is an optical sorting machine. Fancy.
Climbing in presses, hosing bins, afternoon naps, swigging on Sauvignon…all in a days work.
We’re two weeks into #NZV16 at Wither Hills Winery and today I finally had a few moments where everything started to make sense. Although this was after I cleaned out the wrong tank. Hey it was 6am….
We received our first Sauvignon Blanc today, as well as Pinot Noir for red wine and there’s a great flow in our department when everything starts to happen at once. Receival bins banging, pumps whirling, presses pressing, dry ice smoking. And with all of these processes taking place sometimes you have to go to the other end of the whole process and sample some delicious wine.
So that’s exactly what I did. Post work I hopped on my reliable ride (Mum’s bike) and cruised down to Fromm Winery to sample what I believe to be some of the most delicious wine in Marlborough.
Cleaning grape bins, tasting off, swimming, sampling delicious Sauvignon Blanc…wet wet wet was the theme of the day!