Stelvin caps for our Scholarship Red bottles.
College Cellars Scholarship Red, the last of the bottling for this academic year.
Tim (instructor) and Ryan working on the tank side of the bottling line.
Setting up the bottling truck to finish our 2013 red wines.
Dave: rack ’em up at the start of the line.
Mike C. & I placed capsules/screwcaps.
Dan: helping with label placement.
Skylar, Fiona (and Dave) boxing bottled wine.
Kate and Maryam in the lab to be sure the wines didn’t go off the rails at the last minute.
Skylar rode the pallet jack through the puddled water because he could.
A squall demanded a break in the action; too much water for our drains threatened the dry goods inside the winery.
I took these pictures when we had a moment of down time. Usually I am quite remiss about putting people in my photos, but today I was making a point to get everyone in a picture. Not everyone is named, but all are part of our 2015 EV class.
With a crack in his voice our Enology Instructor told us one of our number had passed away last night: sobering silence. Eternally hopeful, we all wanted our friend to beat his cancer and join us as we celebrate this journey. As that is not to happen, I dedicate this post to Mike Bottoms.
Mike Bottoms and Sean Healy footstomping Sangiovese 2013
Mike Bottoms: never to be forgotten