Monthly Archives: September 2013

Zinfandel fermenting

Punching The Cap

Although we have our own vineyards, they are not enough to meet our entire production demands.  Therefore, we bring in grapes and juice from other vineyards/growers.  Our fruit comes from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and California.  On September 16th, a … Read More

Pressing Marquette

Pressing Marquette

While our other four acres of grapes continue to ripen, the Marquette is nearly finished fermenting.  My goal was for the Marquette to be fruit-forward and consumable at a young age.  Therefore, I made the decision a few days ago … Read More

Skip & Andrew crushing Marquette grapes.

Crushing Marquette

We started picking Marquette grapes on September 3rd this year!  Growing grapes is a slow process.  It typically takes 4-5 years before you receive a good harvest.  The first few years are spent training the vine onto the trellis.  Grapes … Read More