Well Friday has come and gone and I made it thru the first week - well sort of since it was only 3 1/2 days of work. Friday we finished cleaning the barrels (YEAH!). I was also trained on moving the fermentation tanks - they are limited on space so they move them with an electric pallet jack, storing them outside. We also had a great company wide BBQ for lunch - an incredible feast of chicken and ribs. We ended the week by cleaning the floors of the barrel room.
Next week the plan is to clean, sanitize, and ready all tanks, the conveyor and the press as the grapes will be here late in the week and the real action will begin! It sounds like this will be the only weekend I will have sans working, so I will do some touring in the beautiful weather.