Last Saturday I went on a tour of the Goes winery, and a quick stop at two others. Below are a few pics.The wine is fermented in the tanks that look like ovens, which are lined in paraffin. The paraffin has to be changed out every few days, and I cannot imagine it not being quite a mess. The company will be going to the stainless steel tanks seen on the right. Below are some of the holding tanks the wine is moved to before bottling. As with any place like this that involves humans, you will find interesting stories. Look at the three barrels below.The wine in the middle barrel has been there for 35 years and no one knows anything about it. The only person who knew was fired and he refused to tell anyone. Below is a machine that cleans, fills, caps and labels 2 liter jugs of wine. They told us that line is only operated once a year when a 97 year old man and his 103 year old wife come by to purchase 40 jugs of the wine. It is said once the couple crosses the rainbow bridge, the assembly line will be dis-assembled.Brazilian wine is not one of my favorites as I prefer Chilean, but it was interesting to go on this tour. And I did laid awake that night thinking about that 35 year old barrel of wine and wondered what it would taste like.
Leigh Ann Watson said:
I like this… I would wonder too.