Barrel Tracking Sheet


Record-keeping is an essential part of vineyard and winery work. Whether keeping track of berry clusters on vines or monitoring the movement of juice from one container to another, winery workers have to track a lot information.

This sheet tracks the history of the wine that was aged in the French oak barrel (1998.0181.17) before bottling at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in California’s Napa Valley in the 1990s. It records the number of the fermentation tank from which the wine was taken, as well as the temperature and brix (percent of sugar as measured in degrees brix) on various dates and the dates of cellar operations pertaining to the wine in the barrel. Other data recorded by the winery included the precise location where the grapes were grown, the sugar level at harvest, and technical information about the fermentation process.

Subject: Wine


See more items in: Work and Industry: Agriculture, Food, FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000

Exhibition: Food: Transforming the American Table

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Warren and Barbara Winiarski

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1998.0181.17EAccession Number: 1998.0181Catalog Number: 1998.0181.17E

Object Name: tracking sheetOther Terms: tracking sheet; Food Technology; Winemaking

Physical Description: paper (overall material)plastic (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_1300913

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