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It's Monday in Hopland!

Good Morning!! The sun is shining, the grass is green, the olive and palm trees sway.....another warm and inviting day, in Hopland, USA! (What a way to start the week!)

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Christmas in April!!!

The new Bertolaso Monoblock has arrived at Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services!

I pulled into the driveway this morning and it had arrived! It being our new Bertolaso Monoblock. The only thing missing was the shiny red bow.

Inside each crate our machines had been lovingly wrapped in silver foil! Couldn't wait to open them.

Inside each crate our machines had been lovingly wrapped in silver foil! Couldn't wait to open them.

The Bertolaso filler is beautiful, just like I had pictured in my mind. This really helps complete Rack & Riddle's state-of-the-art bottling line!

Our filler is beautiful, just like I had pictured in my mind...

The Bertolaso Monoblock rinser can use Nitrogen, Air, or Water, and looks something akin to a futuristic carnival ride!

Our Rinser can use Nitrogen, Air, or Water, and looks something akin to a futuristic carnival ride!

Our new line has Positive Air over the Filler, Cork and Screw Cap capability, 100 bottles per minute.

Our new line has Positive Air over the Filler, Cork and Screw Cap capability, 100 bottles per minute and is going to look FABULOUS with the R&G Pressure Sensitive Labeler and our cool C&G Capsule Applicator and Spinner that were the 08 Christmas Gifts.

The new Bertolaso Monoblock at Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services

Everything seems to be adjustable too!

Installation of the new Bertolaso Monoblock at Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services

All that seems to be left to do is clean up the wrapping, and get everything running. I will try to write about the installation as it happens. I can't wait to see it all together! 

- Lisa

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Frost Protection Run in the Vineyards at Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services

Frost Protection was running this morn, as the temp fell to 35 degrees. The vines are pushing forth, and everyone is crossing their fingers for an average year. Plans are being made for harvest, even at this early date. Hope your tax day was celebrated or mourned with a glass of wine!! 

-Bruce

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Are the Buds Pushing Through in the Vineyards?

 If you look very closely...you can see the start of budding on the vines.

If you look very closely...you can see the start of budding on the vines here in Hopland, CA. The anticipation is building! You can feel the excitement growing as the crush season nears!