Pressing and Racking to Barrel

After a couple weeks of post fermentation maceration we decided to press our wine and put into a Taransaud barrel. Yesterday, I filled the barrel with water. Today we emptied the water. While it was pouring out of the barrel, we put some in a wine glass to observe. The water had a slight honey […]

Blueberry Blast

With nighttime temperatures in the teens and daytime temperatures struggling to reach thirty, I thought it might take awhile for the blueberries we crushed last week to ferment. Not so. The must went from 16 brix to zero in two days. Dave added more sugar and raised the brix level to eight. When […]