Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

Filtering captures particles in your wine and it’s done 1-2 weeks after fining. Since fining, the wine has been sitting on the second shelf in the front row where we’ve been constantly watching as fermentation stops and clearing proceeds. We’re...
Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Fining is the process of adding an organic agent to your wine creating a bond with suspended particles to make them easier to filter out of the wine. It takes place sometime between 1 and 5 weeks after racking, depending on the kit. Your wine is in secondary...
Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

What does racking your wine mean? Racking or siphoning your wine is done to remove solids that have settled in the bottom of the Primary Fermenter. In my first blog about the winemaking process, I took you through step 1 – starting fermentation. Primary...
Crafting Your Wine Step 1 – Fermentation

Crafting Your Wine Step 1 – Fermentation

You’ve chosen the wine you want to craft and now you’re going to begin the fermentation process. Don’t worry – it isn’t difficult at all and our  very experienced staff will help you through the process. PreparationWe start by preparing our primary fermentation...
When to Start Crafting your Wines

When to Start Crafting your Wines

Let’s explore when it’s the right time to start crafting your wines. From Fermentation to BottlingOur kits require between 4 and 8 weeks of processing in the shop before they’re ready to bottle. However, that doesn’t mean they’re ready to...