Our wine-making process starts in local vineyards where grapevines are lovingly cared for throughout the year. The soil and weather conditions of Tennessee provide the perfect place to grow grapes for award-winning wines. At the peak of flavor, the grapes are harvested and crushed.
The grape juice is filtered and pumped into stainless-steel
tanks where yeast is added.
Under the careful eye of our wine master, the juice is allowed to become wine.
Some of our wine is aged in oak casks to give it a smooth oak flavor.
When the wine is ready to be bottled, cases of empty bottles are emptied onto the conveyor belt of our bottling machine.
The bottling machine automatically performs many steps: the bottles are washed; the bottles are filled with an inert gas to expel the oxygen in the bottle; wine is pumped into each bottle; the bottles are then corked; a cap seal is applied over the top of the bottle; and then the bottle is labeled.
The empty cases travel around the filling machine on a roller conveyor. At the end of the filling process, the filled bottles are returned to the cases.
The cases are moved to our climate-controlled, bonded warehouse until ready to be sold.
The cases are moved to the sales floor.
Wine can be sampled at our tasting bar.
Wine by the bottle or the case is available for purchase.
Last, but certainly not least, your Mountain Valley Winery wine is ready for you to enjoy at home -- with a meal, with cheese and crackers, with fruit, on a picnic, or however you like it!
The wine-making steps we have shown above are, of course, very simplified. Our wine master watches over the grapes and the entire wine-making process from start to finish and performs hundreds of other steps to insure each batch of Mountain Valley Winery wine is perfect!