2014 Wine Bottling Weekend
AEA staff have enjoyed an exciting weekend in the Hunter Valley! Staff from all across the country flew into the wine region late Friday afternoon to assist our resident winemaker, Phil Hitchcock, with the latest batch of his delicious cabernet sauvignon.
After a wonderful dinner in Maitland on Friday evening, AEA staff were up bright and early on Saturday for a busy morning of bottling and labelling.
Things we learnt throughout this process:
- Corking is actually quite difficult and conducive to shirt-ripping
- Boiling hot wax really does hurt when it comes into contact with bare skin
- It is of utmost importance to taste-test the product 😉
Naturally after all of our hard work, we couldn’t resist visiting a couple of vineyards!
Special thanks to Phil, Julie and Scarlett for organising a fun and comfortable stay. A great weekend was had by all!