Today a hydraulic basket press that we bought from another local winery arrived. Or, more accurately, my father and a family friend went to the winery, had a crane put it on a truck, brought it slowly back, then unloaded it with a loader (that sounds odd, doesn't it - unload/loader...) using a slightly frightening system of carpet scraps, duct tape, industrial straps and chains. It was quite something to see.
This means that we've even closer to getting set up for every lot of wine we could possibly imagine making here at the winery! Tomorrow Joe and I will pick up a small tank in Sonoma County and add it to the roster of equipment we now own.
Here are images of the move: