Pinot Noir Pinot Noir

Monday, September 29th, 2014

We were invited to collect grapes from a vineyard that hadn’t sold all of its rows this year. Sam, Wendy and Dawn headed out and spent the morning picking large bunches of dark purple Pinot Noir. Soon they arrived back at the house with a truckload of grapes. I was originally expecting ugly seconds from […]

Backyard wine update Backyard wine update

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

It has been just over 2 weeks since Jamie and I spent the day picking grapes. The buckets were kept upstairs where the ambient temperature was warmer. Each day, I would open the buckets and punch down the pomace that had risen to the top of the must. At first, the whole room smelled like […]

Backyard wine experiment Backyard wine experiment

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

There are some tremendous grape vines growing on the south side of my house. The vines were planted years ago by my landlord and each year we get buckets of concord, himrod, and canadice grapes. Usually, we make a little juice or jelly and let the rest go to the birds. This year, Jamie and […]