Thursday, October 22, 2009

Semper Gumby - Bottling At Olympic Cellars

For the last 3 years a volunteer group from the Coast Guard stationed in Port Angeles has been our bottling crew. I recently had to change our November bottling date by a week and received an email back... No Problem. Our Coast Guard Motto is "Semper Gumby" (Always Flexible).

Well, I hadn't heard of this before and Googled it. Semper Gumby is the unofficial motto referring to the cartoon character with the official motto "Semper Fidelis", always faithful.

Cheers and a Toast to our bottling crew as they are both faithful and flexible. For 3 years they've touched every bottle that has come off our mobile bottling line and stacked thousands of cases.

We have a volunteer program called 2xSuccess. For every hour volunteered at the winery you earn 1 bottle of Working Girl Wines. The "earned wine" goes on the books until the volunteer organization has a fundraiser.

The Coast Guard uses their funds to help CG families in need. Each crew member also receives a "love box" of a bottle of each wine that comes off the line. They are first to taste our newest wines and vintages.

Bottling is scheduled for Tuesday November 10. Here's some prior year photos.







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