Friday, October 22, 2010. Today Lynn and I started working in the barrel room. Liz has identified about 20 barrels that she will use this year. We spent the day moving these selected 20 barrels to the location in the barrel room that will work best. We will need to scrub the outsides and give them either a cold water or hot water bath depending on the age of the barrel. This is one of our favorite places to work because once we start using the hot water the barrel room turns into a sauna and we get our annual facials. We will also need to prepare a solution to put into each of the unused barrels to protect them for next year. There are 139 barrels currently in the barrel room and each barrel will hold 25 cases of wine.