We bottled the 2015 Big Bully the other day! 1367 bottles of wine in about 9 hours (including a stop for lunch!). Not exactly a record breaker, but we were happy to finish in one day. We bottle from the 300 gallon tank which is directly behind my head in this picture.
We used a new set up, based on the enolmatic, but this time with two filler spouts, a new vacuum pump and using a 5 gallon carboy for the overflow tank. We love our enolmatic, but it is wearing out after several years of good use. In this picture I am standing next to the manual corker. Yes, we corked every single bottle by hand!
This wine needs to age, in the bottle for a couple months. We expect to release it fall 2017. The grapes are from 3 Texans Vineyard. The wine is 73% malbec and 27% tempranillo.
To show you how we do it, I made a video: