Bottling & Aging

The last step in the winemaking process is the bottling and labeling of the wine, which usually occurs 16-30 months after the grapes have been harvested.  Once the wine is bottled, we typically allow the wines to rest for an additional 6–8 months in the bottle before the wines are released for consumption.  This additional time allows the wines to further integrate, soften, and evolve to the delicious and complex style that is a trademark of ALTA Wines.

Many of our wines will continue to develop and improve with additional years of cellar aging, and we hope that you will continue to enjoy them for years to come.

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Processing of the Grapes at the Winery

Maceration & Fermentation

Cellaring & Aging