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A Day Of Bottling & Brewing : 3.18.10

[ 0 ] March 18, 2010 |
Photos By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Tim Gorman, winemaker and owner of Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery gets ready to move a pallet of freshly bottled wine into the storage area of the Afton, VA winery. Click any photo to enlarge.

Photos By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Tim Gorman, winemaker and owner of Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery gets ready to move a pallet of freshly bottled wine into the storage area of the Afton, VA winery. Click any photo to enlarge.

Afton/Roseland
Nelson County, Virginia

The weather was perfect and many local wineries and breweries were busy now getting ready for the summer season ahead. St. Patrick’s Day was spent in proper style bottling over a thousand cases of wine at Cardinal Point in Afton. “This is all 2009 vintage, so everything is harvested this past September,” says Tim.

Melissa Staten, of Cardianl Point's tasting room, and Henry Graff, volunteer and NBC-29 reporter, help pack cases of wine Wednesday at Cardinal point.

Melissa Staten, of Cardianl Point's tasting room, and Henry Graff, volunteer and NBC-29 reporter, help pack cases of wine Wednesday at Cardinal point.

“These are local volunteers that get paid in wine. Most have worked before so it’s like the A-Team. But I always say they’re the A-Team,” Tim laughs.

Jason Oliver, head brewmaster at Devils Backbone cleans out one of the brewing tanks Wednesday while a new batch of beer is brewing.

Jason Oliver, head brewmaster at Devils Backbone cleans out one of the brewing tanks Wednesday while a new batch of beer is brewing.

Head down the road a few miles from Cardinal Point and head brewmaster, Jason Oliver at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, was busy brewing beers for the upcoming spring and summer season. “The summer haze will come back. That was one of our summer beers last year. It blew me away with its popularity,” says Jason.

Siporah Winsheimer taps one of Jason's fresly brewed beers at DBBC.

Siporah Winsheimer taps one of Jason's fresly brewed beers at DBBC.

“Since the beginning to this point I’ve probably done about 1600 kegs worth, Jason continues. Jason’s first batch was done on Halloween 2008.

Be looking for more great wines and beers from all of Nelson’s wineries and breweries this summer. Can’t wait!

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