What is a Bottle and Cork Day? Early in our history of fine winemaking, our customers would drop by the winery with empty jugs, fill them, and take them home to share with family and friends. You can relive this part of our winery's past and receive a premium wine at a great price - recycling and re-using your clean empty wine bottles!
2013 Bottling Schedule
|February 9th||2011 Sangiovese, Amador County|
|April 13th||2011 Chardonnay, California|
|April 20th||2011 Zinfandel, Lodi|
|June 8th||Red Wine •|
|September 21st||Red Wine •|
|November 9th||White Wine •|
|November 16th||Red Wine •|
|December 14th||Red Wine •|
• Wine will be announced 2-3 weeks prior to the event and posted to this page. You may also join our e-newsletter and we will email you a reminder.
Bottle and Cork Pricing
With your own CLEAN bottles...
Price includes corks and labels. Although we plan to have enough wine to last all day, the policy is first come first served. Planning a special event? Bring in your custom labels and we'll apply them during the event. Custom labeled wines make great gifts for birthday, x-mas, anniversary, new home and weddings! Don't have any empty bottles? We'll have them at the event.
Your bottles must be clean when you arrive at a Bottle and Cork event. We will not fill bottles
that are dirty or moldy on the inside.
Here are some hints for preparing your bottles for filling:
As soon as you empty the bottle, (after dinner, for example), rinse the inside several times with hot water, drain, and store in a wine carton neck down. This will insure that no mold will grow in any leftover liquid in the bottom of the bottle. Normally this will be sufficient cleaning and the bottles will be ready for filling next time. You also do not need to remove your existing wine labels. We will place a conforming label over your existing one. However, if there is red wine stain or mold on the inside of the bottle, or if you wish to remove the label, then:
Fill your sink or other container with a strong baking soda solution in hot water (use lots of baking soda, half a box or so in a sink of water). Soak the bottles in the solution until the stain is gone and the labels slide off. Rinse thoroughly in clean hot water, then store as mentioned above. Putting your bottles in the dishwasher does a great job on the outside, but does not clean the inside where it counts!