Harvest time is very complicated, more so if the winery is in a remote location. And something that caused us problems was to get workers. So, as a winemaker, you have to do these tasks yourself.
When transferring wine from one tank to another, once it is finished, one has to close the valve of the receptive tank and loose the pipe a bit so that the wine that remains in the pipe is sucked back into the tank, i.e. to pump in reverse or backwards.
Since we had few workers, I was loosening the pipe and Don Antonio was handling the pump. I started shouting: “Backwards, backwards!” but Don Antonio instead of pressing the reverse button, he started pulling the pump backwards until he disconnected the pipe and I was bathed in Malbec wine.