Bottling Time at Boxwood

Working on the winery side of the industry has taught me a lot of things so far: a lot about the winemaking process, branding, and knowing the ins and outs of every wine the winery produces. Shadowing the Bordeaux consultant, Stephane Dererencourt, has opened my eyes to all that goes on before the wine makes it to the bottle. I wrote about that experience on Boxwood's blog previously.

Recently, the 2012 Boxwood Rosé was bottled and shipped out for distribution! This was my first encounter with a bottling line and man is that machine high-tech. So many moving parts and an assembly line that gets the job done quickly and efficiently. The wine is pumped through pipes from the stainless steel tank to the bottling tanks. The empty bottles are sanitized, filled, corked then move down the line to be capsuled, labeled and packaged into cases.

Quite the site...each moving part does its job making the process seamless, at least most of the time ;)




The 2012 vintage of Rosé is a blend of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's one of our most popular wines and this vintage is even better than before! Producing only 505 cases this year, be sure to get your hands on it as soon as you can. The winery will be celebrating its release on March 23-24. Join us!






Check out the video to see the machine in action.

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