Washington #Merlot being processed at Hawks View
Posted on October 7, 2012
A quick video of the Washington Merlot we processed on Monday, October 1st at Hawks View Cellars. We processed 22,000 lbs or 11 tons of grapes this day. What you see here are the grapes coming in, which have been hand picked. We then hand process them by removing any leaves or bad grapes- such […]
La Vendimia 2011- The 2011 Harvest at Juan Carlos Sancha Winery in La Rioja, Spain
Posted on September 5, 2012 4 Comments
In preparation for this year’s harvest, I thought I would show you what I did last year as part of my masters program at University of La Rioja in Logroño, Spain. I had a chance to work with Juan Carlos Sancha at his Ad Libitum Winery in Baños de Río Tobía, La Rioja, Spain. We participated in the 2011 harvest, analysis and watched as the fermentation process began at this artisan winery.
For more information on Juan Carlos Sancha’s wines visit: http://www.juancarlossancha.com
Bet yet…visit them in La Rioja, Spain! Juan Carlos and Marian will take incredible care of you!
The wine harvest has begun in Rioja Alta
Posted on September 26, 2011 1 Comment
In this video, you can see at a winery located in Rioja Alta, how they have started the harvest of the white grapes and doing an analysis of the grape must to check the sugar and therefore the alcohol content of the soon to be wine. The sugar content is measured using a handheld refractometer. When held […]