Making Red Wine

March 6th, 2013

We are nearing the end of harvest, and our cellar is bursting with all the newly-made red wines. What is keeping us busy now is pressing some of the tanks that finished the fermentation process, and we’ve taken some photos of the process to share here: 

After finishing the pumpovers during fermentation, we drain the wine into another tank.

Next, we climb into the tank with a plastic shovel and gumboots (and a big smile!) 
After shovelling all the skins into a big basket, they get compressed, and the resulting skincake is used to turn into compost, which returns to the ground… and the cycle begins again. 
Take a look at the wines we currently have for sale on our online shop, and keep an eye out for new additions too.

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