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ALL FULL – Harvesting Nortons tomorrow Saturday August 6, 2010

Just wanted to drop a note and let everybody know that we are all full tomorrow for volunteers coming out to help pick the Norton grapes tomorrow.

I will take some pictures, so that even though you were not there, you can still experience it though youtube, etc.

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August, 7, 2010 – Crush/Harvest time at Waco Vineyard

This Saturday, we will be harvesting our last batch of grapes. These are the deep south Norton grapes that are practically made for this area. I have been watching the numbers of sugar, acid, and pH, and the grapes are ready to be plucked, squished, and put into a vat.

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Malolactic Fermentation bubbles in Viognier Wine 2010



Here we have a gallon of Viognier Wine just after the primary fermentation now undergoing MLF or Malolactic Fermentation. This MLF process converts malic acid to lactic acid + CO2. People often wonder what the process looks like and how it compares to the primary fermentation. Here you can see very small bubbles . . . → Read More: Malolactic Fermentation bubbles in Viognier Wine 2010

Shiraz and Voignier grapes harvested

I know, I said I was going to try and wait until next weekend to harvest these, but it would seem that I still have some learning to do when it comes to determining when to harvest. The pH levels were at 3.4 just 5 days ago, and today there were at 3.5. It . . . → Read More: Shiraz and Voignier grapes harvested

Colors in the Vineyard July 2010

I just LOVE to see color in the vineyards. All of the red wine grapes, are now full into veraison. I showed a picture last week of the shiraz, but here is a new one of the Norton grapes now turning.

I’ll have to find a comparison photo of the vineyards, last year . . . → Read More: Colors in the Vineyard July 2010