Off-Season at a Winery
Ever wonder exactly what goes on at a winery during the off-season or winter months? While it is a slower time for winery folk in general there are lots of things going on. As the vineyards are dormant, there is very little, if anything, happening in the fields. Inside the winery, the wines from the fall’s harvest are being meticulously tended to finishing off their production, perhaps putting them into oak. Many wineries use this time to repair and update equipment (both vineyard and winery), spruce up winery interiors and plan winemaking and marketing strategies for the next season. Most importantly, it’s a good opportunity for the winery to showcase and sell some of their existing wines to make room for the new vintage.