It’s good to remember that vines have been growing by themselves a very long time before man discovered how wonderful fermented berry juice tasted. Long before the trellising of poles and wires the vines made use of other trees and their branches to climb their way to the sun lighted perimeter of the forests where they could get more energy than in the shade. Continue reading
Winemakers are much like pilots, as we both are people who have to be aware of the weather. Staying on top of weather conditions may not be a matter of human life-survival, but it will be an important aid in making the best decisions to benefit the coming grape season.
Post Fall Creek Vineyards’ harvest and crush, two main procedures follow at the winery: the process of malolactic fermentation on every red wine and the process of filling barrels with wine that deserves them.
Another harvest season has ended, and finally we have some time to put the year-round of hard work into perspective. Since plants behave according to weather patterns, we have to look back to the beginning of the current season and check the weather data in order to have a broader view of this harvest.