Crush 2011 – Part 1 – Viognier and Vignoles

We harvested our white grapes.

It is that time of year again, albeit earlier than last year. I must admit that I just love doing the Crush every year. I look forward to it all year long. Why? Because it means that wine will surely follow! Last year we only harvested 50 lbs of . . . → Read More: Crush 2011 – Part 1 – Viognier and Vignoles

Bottle Design Chosen

We have made a decision on our bottles for our wines. This is a fairly common style of Bordeaux bottle. I really like it because of the extra long neck. The color we have chosen as Antique Green. As you can see it has a deep impression at the bottom (not really sure what . . . → Read More: Bottle Design Chosen

Norton/Cynthania Vines starting to grow

Spring is in the air, and it is getting very busy in the vineyard.

Here you can see the Norton vines just starting to come alive. These vines are by far one the hardiest types of the vines I have planted. They never seem to be bothered by molds, fungus, or disease in general. . . . → Read More: Norton/Cynthania Vines starting to grow

Its soo quiet at the Vineyard this time of year

I must admit that this time of year, it is very slow going at the vineyard and winery. There really is not that much to do. The vines are slowly going to sleep (todo add picture here), and loosing all of their leaves in preparation for winter. The wine is getting settled in, and . . . → Read More: Its soo quiet at the Vineyard this time of year

Norton Pressing – 2010

We pressed the Norton wine today. It is always nice when family comes over and wants to help. Here you can see my daughter and little James helping with the press.

We were able to get a full 15 gallons from the Norton grape harvest this year. We put it all in a 15 . . . → Read More: Norton Pressing – 2010