Clos de la Tech uses whole clusters for Pinot Noir fermentation, hut the handsorting process is rigorous nonetheless.
Bottles of Clos de la Tech are emblazoned with a dab of red sealing wax on the front, but instead of being stamped with initials or a design, the wax is used to hold a silicon chip.
The tasting bar has 60 wines available for tasting each day, including Clos de la Tech Pinot Noir.
Caption: The barrel cave at Clos de la Tech is set 80 inches below the fermentation cave, allowing for gravity flow from the wine press into French oak barrels from Francois Freres.
This year Clos de la Tech will use the technology in its own fermentors.
VIEW VIDEO: Watch co-owner Valeta Rodgers discuss the sorting, foot crushing and pressing processes at Clos de la Tech.
Caption: The chip that adorns Clos de la Tech is capable of downloading 500,000 pages per second.
As with gravity-flow winemaking and natural fermentation, TJ Rodgers adheres to traditional methods when it comes to crushing grapes for his brand Clos de la Tech, and this includes foot crushing.