Recycle your wine Bottles the fun way!! On November 6 (additional dates follow) La Nebbia Winery will be filling your bottles, any size, any label and they will cork them!
Update: THE NEW 2011 CALENDAR IS OUT. I just went to this event on Sept 18 – I had so much fun. Met some really nice people so even standing in line to fill up was fun. You’ll get a glass of wine, to try out what you are bottling. The “wine steward” is in the bottling area and will give you a filled glass. Grab one or two, one for your neighbor wating in line, and go back to your spot. The line moves pretty quickly, but your are chatting with your neighbors in line, so the time flies by.
HINTS: save your bottles, but if you don’t get enough, ask a restaurant if they can give you some empties! They are usually glad to do it, less recycling for them.
TO CLEAN bottles: put them in a bin of water, fill each bottle half full with water to “‘hold them down”. Leave a cork in the bottle so stuff doesn’t fly into them, you can take corks out at bottling time. Dump in a box of Baking Soda, let them soak for a week and the old label slides off. Voila clean bottle!
I’ll do it again next time, the wine was great, easy parking (there is a big dirt lot), and they filled the bottles/corked while we watched.
The price? For a Standard 750 ml bottle, its just $4.95.
If you are planning a special event you can bring in your custom labels and they will put them on your bottle. How fun is that? My labels said, “Jackie’s Joy Juice” – they were fun to design.
If you can’t be there on a bottling day, you don’t have to miss all the fun, you can drop off your bottles prior to the event, or call 650-726-9463 to place an order. There were cases of empty clean bottles with names on them, awaiting filling. So even people that couldn’t make this event will have their own bottles.
Bottling Day Schedule for 2010 (occurs every month or so):
- September 18 – Red Wine
- November 6 Red Wine
- November 13 White Wine
- December 11 Red Wine
- April 9 White Wine
- April 16 Red Wine
- Check the schedule at La Nebbia for more dates and wine type
La Nebbia Winery
12341 HWY 92
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Just before you reach the town of Half Moon Bay, going west it is a Left turn. If you are heading away from the beach, it is a Right turn. Parking is easy, in front of the winery. Make sure to try the Port in chocolate cups, nothing ends a hard work day bottling like that!
Make sure to visit the Half Moon Bay Art Glass around the corner. They are making up a batch of Pumpkins, jelly fish and hearts to celebrate the season. They also give lessons, if you have ever wanted to try glass blowing. Please have you lesson BEFORE the wine tasting, ok?
HMB Glass Contact info:
1234-1 San Mateo Rd. (Highway 92), HMB 94019
Phone: 650-283-5626 Open weekends, Friday through Monday 10-5pm