Categories: Business

Casteel Custom Bottling

Owner Jon Casteel, 35, grew up in the wine business. He devoted years to working his way up from cellar rat (a fruit sorting manual laborer) to cellar master (a production and machine-maintaining guru) before founding Casteel Custom Bottling in 2006.

“You have to know the product you’re working with,” Casteel said. “Winemakers have to trust their wine will come out of the bottle at the same quality as it went in.”

photo by Eugene Pavlov

In action, air and blaring music flow through the open doors as Rube Goldberg-inspired machinery sanitizes, fills, caps, labels and clinks out sixty wine bottles a minute.

As a mobile winebottling company, Casteel had to ensure the only moving part was the trailer itself, so he enlisted welders to physically fuse each machine to the steel flooring. “The pieces aren’t going anywhere,” he laughed.

Share
Published by
admin

Recent Posts

Trip Planner: Union County

Union County is a mix of rugged beauty, farmland hospitality and a few surprises written by Catie Joyce-Bulay OF OREGON'S…

7 days ago

Beerlandia Podcast with Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery

In this Beerlandia podcast, we find the out-of-the-way Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery in Newberg and taste the hazelnut and…

3 weeks ago

A mother-daughter duo writes a YA novel set on the Oregon Coast

interview by Sheila Miller Kim Cooper Findling and her daughter, 14-year-old Libby Findling, seem to have pulled off a near-impossible…

2 months ago

An architect and interior designer fashion a modern Tetherow home befitting the high desert

written by Melissa Dalton In this house, the formality of a traditional enclosed entryway is a thing of the past.…

2 months ago