Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

The next step in processing your wine is filtering which takes place between 1 and 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 the fermentation stops and the clearing...
Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

The next step in processing your wine is fining. This takes place somewhere between one and five weeks after racking, depending on the kit. Your wine is in secondary fermentation during that period and we check it regularly to ensure it’s progressing as it...
Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Before I get into this month’s topic, I’d like to take a moment to discuss the various formats I’ve been using for my monthly blogs. For the most part I’ve been using a combination of words and pictures but Step 1 of the process was done as a video. Producing...
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 actual production process. Don’t worry – it isn’t difficult at all and we have very experienced staff to help you through the process.We start by preparing our primary fermentation...
When should I start my wine?

When should I start my wine?

In our last post we talked about what kind of wine we liked and the foods that paired well with them. Now we’ll explore when it’s the right time to start your wine. Our kits require between 4 and 8 weeks of processing in the shop before they’re ready...