Both Sides Of The Business

Four Images split up into quarters of the entire image.  All images are of the Rucksack Tasting room manager working in the cellar on wine production.  Images are of pump overs, crushing and destemming and tank draining.

Always trying to learn as much as we can so that we can pass it on to you!

Something that we believe is really important for our customers at Rucksack Cellars, is when you come to our tasting room and experience our wine flight, if you have any questions about the wines, we want to be sure that we can answer them to the best of our abilities.

Douglas, our Rucksack tasting room manager, has been apprenticing with Paul in the cellar for just over three years and he brings this knowledge to the Rucksack tasting room. He prides himself in being able to explain to the customers, not only what tasting notes they might experience or good pairings with which the wines might work, but also what went in to the creation of each wine. You can see him in the collage above working with a number of our wines, in the top left and bottom right he is working with either the Syrah or Mourvedre, crushing and destemming as those varieties were picked earlier that day. On the bottom left, he is pumping over some Cabernet Franc and in the top right he is draining the remaining Zinfandel juice off it’s skins, so that the skins can be removed and pressed. All very common sights and tasks in the cellar during harvest season.

Also…being a farmer himself, Douglas just finds all this information really cool. He’s a bit nerdy and we love that about him.

All of this goes into our perpetual goal of making your tasting room experience as fun, educational and comprehensive as possible, maybe you learned a little something in this blog post as well. It is all about making sure that you…our customers…have a wonderful Rucksack experience!

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