For too many years, our eleven stainless steel fermentation tanks have been known by their number. Hard to remember, easy to confuse. Yesterday we decided that like our wines, our tanks deserved their own identity.

Your Ego Is Writing Checks Your Body Can’t Cash 

So we got out our stencils and spray paint and named them after the pilots in the defining movie of a generation.


Top Gun rules of engagement exist for your safety and for that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I.


This is what I call a tank-rich environment.

When we were done we celebrated with some beach volleyball.