Aside from harvest itself, bottling may be the most stressful event in the winery. So many elements must come together to ensure a successful bottling day. The wine must be prepared, supplies ordered, filtration done and bottling line must be scheduled or prepped. A single issue can sometimes derail the whole day. To take some of the stress out of this process, the Virginia Wineries Association devoted the second day of its 2021 Annual Meeting to “Bottling for Winemakers”. The purpose of this program was to provide the tools we need to ensure the wine you make is the wine your customers get to enjoy.
Several resources from this meeting are posted online for your reference. Following is a summary of where you can find them