Bottling our Sparkling
At Knightor, we love wine and everything that comes along with wine-making. We love sharing this passion and so if you've gotten this far through our website, I trust that you are as enthusiastic as we are, with an interest in the behind the scenes magic.
On Monday, a large truck rolled up with Nicholas and Theirry from the Institut Oenologique de Champagne, having driven 14 hours to reach us. They brought specialist equipment to bottle our sparkling wine and we didn't miss a minute. The sun was shining, it was a beautiful day in St Austell and the team powered through, bottling an astonishing 18,000 bottles of Knightor sparkling wine. Helen, Jovi, Angie and Liam loaded the empty bottles; Salvatore whizzed about with the forklift, moving the pallets around; David, Dian, Adrian and Sam loaded the stillages with the full bottles and Nicholas and Theirry conducted the machines.
We also bottled a few limited run magnums! Cor, they were heavy. However, we've tucked the stillages away and won't peek for at least another 12 months.....
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