The Cellar bottled Cranberry Wine last week and will try to bottle a double batch of Red, White, & Blue® next week. We normally keep our bottling runs to about 650 cases which takes about five hours. With two hours of cleaning before bottling and two hours after the bottling run, that is about the maximum amount of time we want to bottle. But, we are playing catch-up and have decided to juggle some people so we can do a run of about 1,200–1,300 cases. It will be a long day, but we will eliminate two 2-hour cleanings.
Our own cross flow filter has now been fixed, so we plan to really “hit it” on future filtration and bottling runs. We should start to get lots more wine into the bottle now.