Friday, September 25, 2009

Our first wine is in the tank!

What a week! The press was fixed on Wednesday afternoon. Laura “convinced” UPS that William should be able to meet the UPS truck, get the part, and rush it to the winery as quickly as possible. The electricians were waiting for the part, and the press was back to work by the middle of the afternoon.

Everything is moving along quite rapidly now with our first juice fermenting in a tank, and the press going non-stop 15 hours a day. As soon as one cycle is finished, the press is emptied, cleaned, and readied for the next batch of grapes. We hope to finish the Traminette today and start pressing Chambourcin tomorrow. The Traminette will make a white wine, and we will make a blush from this Chambourcin. Our test batch of Chambourcin last winter was delicious and we are very excited about the possibilities of our Chambourcin wine.

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