Friday, December 22, 2006

Winter Wonder Vineland

A rare wintery scene from last January, but appropriate for the beginning of this new year. The vines are resting, pruning has begun, and the holiday season is upon us. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Hand Picked and Hand Shoveled

These are some of the methods we use to make high quality wine from organically grown grapes without the use of sulfites. We selectively hand harvest the grapes and then shovel them into the destemmer and get the fermentation started immediately in clean stainless steel closed fermentation tanks. With the addition of yeasts the fermentation begins developing a layer of CO2 gas over the must and protecting the juice from oxidation and harmful bacteria. The resulting wine is then handled very carefully through all its stages of storage and oak barrel aging until it is ready to drink and bottle. Posted by Picasa