Let’s welcome Lori Mueller to our member contribution blog!  Lori is proprietor of Mueller Winery and has the inside scoop of what’s happening in the cellar during Spring. It looks like it’s a lot more work than just stomping grapes and tasting wine…



“If you aren’t involved in the Sonoma County wine industry, it may seem that the busiest time of the year is in the fall due to harvest. While it is a very exciting and busy time, for a small winery such as Mueller, the fun never stops! After harvest, we take a few leisurely weeks through the holidays and then it’s back to work in January. The next few months are spent selling, tasting, planning, tasting, etc. March marks the beginning of our busy tasting room time so our winemaker, Bob Mueller, spends a fair amount of time in the tasting room too. Knowing that it’s soon time to bottle our 2014 vintage, we continue our tastings and make final blending decisions. Each harvest is different and fun but always a learning experience!”

Thanks for the insight, Lori! It looks like wineries have a year of hard work cut out for them. Next time you visit a winery, impress them by being inquisitive about the hard work going on in the off-season.

You can find Mueller Winery in downtown Healdsburg at 118 North St.

Posted by Anne Loupy

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