We had the privilege of observing the bottling of GlenWood's 2017 Merlot on Friday, 2 February 2018. What an exciting morning! Here are some photos of the process.

[caption id="attachment_1183" align="alignleft" width="640"]A photo of Merlot being pumped from the tank Merlot being pumped from the tank to the bottling plant[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1188" align="alignleft" width="640"]A photo of the bottling trailer The wine is pumped to the bottling trailer[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1177" align="alignleft" width="640"]A photo of the bottles being prepared on the conveyor belt The bottles are prepared on the conveyor belt[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1185" align="alignleft" width="640"]A photo of the cork being inserted into the bottle The cork is inserted into the bottle[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1186" align="alignleft" width="640"]A photo of the wine filling the bottles Where the wine fills the bottles[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1182" align="alignleft" width="640"]A photo of te filled bottles being handed off The filled bottles are handed off[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1180" align="alignleft" width="640"]A photo of the filled bottles being stacked in the crate Filled bottles being stacked in the crate[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1187" align="alignleft" width="640"]A photo of the staff waiting for the bottles to finish the bottling process Waiting for the bottles to finish the bottling process[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1179" align="alignleft" width="640"]A photo of a forklift truck removing a full crate Making room for the next crate[/caption]