Tin Lizzie Wineworks: Grapes Arrive

Grapes have arrived at Tin Lizzie Wineworks in Howard County, Maryland. Dave Zuchero and Rob Pearre had been waiting at Tin Lizzie all day. By 4:20pm when I arrived, the 18-wheel truck still had not arrived. Dave was excited with anticipation of the arrival of these grapes. He had been told they were “Beautiful!  Picture postcard perfect!”  Dave and Rob were eager to see the arrival of these grapes that were from Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa, California.

Finally the moment arrived, we could just see a sliver of white truck across the cornfields. Five minutes later the truck came rolling down the road. After manipulating the truck to the proper location (not easy for a truck of that size), the doors opened. The truck was carrying 5 tons of grapes: two tons of Cabernet Sauvignon, two Syrah and one Merlot. The grapes were indeed beautiful. They were sorted in California and packed into plastic crates that held 36 pounds.

The first job was to unload the pallets. Then the pallets need to be moved into cold storage to await processing beginning today.

Dave and Bob must be very pleased and happy that the grapes have arrived and processing is about to begin. View the video. For more information about Tin Lizzie, read the Wine Trail Traveler article.


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