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April 10, 2020 | Tank Garage Winery

What's new in April.

 
 
 
Never Dream Alone

That's our motto here at Tank, and when times are tough we gotta remember that we're all in this thing together.

We have been beyond grateful for the outpouring of support we've seen for the Garage during these unprecedented times. Every time we see another order come in, another shoutout on Instagram, or a message in our inbox, our hearts grow an extra size.

We can't wait for the day that we can open our doors and welcome all of your smiling faces back into the Garage. In the meantime, if you would like to help support our team, the best thing you can do is order our wines online.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU. We wouldn't be where we are today without people like you. So stay safe, be well, and never dream alone.

 

 
 
New Releases

The next MADE Club release is here.

Going Home
2019 El Dorado County Carbonic White Wine
56% Vermentino, 44% Petit Manseng

I Love You, California
2019 California Red Wine
95% Sangiovese, 5% Sagrantino

Thundercloud
2019 California Red Wine
97% Syrah, 3% Viognier

 

 
 
Stay In Specials
 


While the Garage is closed, we're bringing the rad deals straight to your doorstep.

Don't forget, orders of 12+ bottles ship for just $1 all day, every day.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
In the Cellar

With bottling on the horizon in June and July, we are in the maintenance phase of the winemaking process. That means that we are busy doing a lot of rack and returns. This process moves wine from the barrel to tank and back from the tank to the barrel, with a primary goal of removing excess sediment and introducing more oxygen into the wines. Oxygen helps freshen up reductive qualities as well as smooth out tannin structure, so it's a very important step for our Bordeaux varietals as well as more tannic grapes like Petite Sirah and Tempranillo.

There are two tools that we use to complete the racking process – a bulldog or a pump. A bulldog displaces the wine using inert gas to pressurize the barrel, while a pump is a more aggressive type of movement that introduces more oxygen into the wine. We sample each barrel before racking to determine which tool is best for the job.

The other important step of the racking process is barrel maintenance. While the wine is being held in the tank, we clean each barrel and rinse with Ozone, which kills any organisms in the barrel and ensures that the vessel is in tip-top condition for the rest of the aging process. After one day in the tank, the wine is placed back into the barrel and left to age.

 

 
 
Meet Bertus, Winemaker Extraordinaire

What Tank Garage Wine Are You Obsessed With?
Current Release- Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Future Release - Going Home

Favorite Varietal?
Mourvèdre

What's Your Dream?
Making wines that will bring people joy

Favorite Band?
Old School - Bruce Springsteen
Current - Yoke Lore

Favorite Local Restaurant?
La Taberna

Top 3 Songs To Listen to Right Now
Yoke Lore - Beige
Young The Giant - Superposition
Rainbow Kitten Surprise - Heart

What Are You Doing When You're Not At The Garage?
Hiking, trail running, biking or working on our garden that we just established this year

 

 
 

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