A couple days ago I got a question from a friend asking about why we use screwcap. I guess I thought this was so evident that I almost did not know what to answer.
We use screwcap on all our wines (even our Autumnus Red). The only exception is for our white flower sparkling Riesling (I guess I cannot get over not having a “pop” when you open a bottle of bubbly). We chose screwcaps because really it is the only show in town as far as closure. Screwcap does not let any air inside the bottle (and that is very important especially for aromatic delicate wines), it preserves every bottle the same (cork, being a natural product is highly variable and is rarely “neutral”), it is guaranteed for 20 years (same length than cork) and of course is guaranteed 100% free of cork taint. The question I have for most wineries, is why are you using an inferior technology? the real answer is probably “that is the way we have done it for many years…”.