The mobile bottling unit fired up at the Mount Majura vineyard yesterday and they fired in a little photo essay for your edification.
They had this to say about this year’s work:
Local vineyard, Mount Majura Vineyard, are looking forward to the 2011/2012 vintage but will next week be focusing on bottling some of their 2011 vintages – the 2011 Tempranillo and their own blend called TSG which have both been in barrel for nine months, as well as the 2011 Chardonnay which has been in barrel for ten months
A large professional bottling unit will pull up to the back of the winery, the winemakers hook up the wine, feed in empty bottles and capsules at one end and at the other end arrives wine ready labelled and boxed.
“The mobile bottling unit we use is a very interesting process and is what the majority of local Canberra wineries are using as it’s quite expensive to run a permanent bottling line,” said Fergus McGhie of Mount Majura Vineyard.
“We usually do two bottling runs a year, one in summer and one in winter. Now is a great time for us to be bottling as it frees up the barrels ready for the new harvest which we are very much looking forward to,” he concluded.
Helm wines are doing the business next week.