Happy New Year! We hope you have a healthy, happy and prosperous year with full wine glasses. This month we begin the process for bottling in March. Ordering supplies, blending our wines, and updating wine labels are a few of our tasks. The 2022 white and rose' wines need to be stabilized so they don't re-ferment in the bottle or create an unappetizing (but harmless) haze in the bottle. Our 2022 red wines are all in barrels going through malolactic fermentation which converts the harsh malic acid to the softer lactic acid. Once they are all finished, the wines will be pumped into clean barrels--a process known as "racking".