A new opening for Castro Martin

March 9th, 2009 | Uncategorized

No, we’re not selling wine to China…..yet. This is an entirely different type of opening – a new door!

Owing to an important customer visit at the end of last week, we actually delayed the start of the mammoth repair job in our tank room until today. As I think I may have mentioned before, the first step was to cut a new door (or rather to double the size of an existing door) so that sections of the disected tanks could quite literally, be rolled out onto the truck.

The 9,000 litre tanks will then be taken one-by-one to a specialist tank making company in Vigo (about 30km from the cellar) to be repaired. Overall, about 50% of our total tank capacity has been affected, so this really is a major undertaking and will probably take a couple of months to complete.

Whilst the tanks are away, we will take advantage by having a couple of small modifications done, so that by the time they return, they might even be in better condition than when they left!

I know that I shouldn’t say this, but it really is a good job that 2008 was only a small vintage, otherwise heaven only knows what we would have done – it would have been much more of a disaster than it already is….

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