Bottling the Wine

We all had a good time bottling our wine that we made a few months ago.  We made a barrel of an Australian red blend of both grenache and syrah at out favorite local winery, InVINtions, A Creative Winery.  Let’s Make Wine  After letting the wine set for a few months to ferment and age, it was finally time to bottle it up.  We made a barrel of wine, which makes 28 bottles.  We split the barrel three ways, with our friends Janet and Bob and Jaala and Gabe.  Jaala and Gabe were not able to be apart of the bottling session this time around, but they were there with us in both spirit and “spirits”.  My friend Elizabeth had never bottled wine, and since we have done it many times, we extended an invitation to her as well.  It’s much more fun when doing it with a group of friends.  Janet and I both brought goodies to eat  Asparagus Cheese Puffs  which we enjoyed as we sipped our wine both before and after the bottling process.  As usual, we brought enough food that none of us were hungry for anything else after.  No dinner needed.

Our label.  We chose to go with a simple “Tree of Life” label.


Tasting, visiting and enjoying the day before the bottling process begins.


Let the bottling begin.




The Corking.



Sealing the bottles and adding the labels.



The finished bottles.


Proudly displaying our freshly bottled wine.


I hope you all enjoyed our wine making.

I hope everyone out there has a Happy Easter or a good Passover.  If you do not celebrate either of those holidays, I hope you all have a great day.



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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