I am just days away from “La Vendange” (grape harvest). This year I am taking all of my grapes and for the first time going to make wine. (another project that allows me to rot things in my basement). I am trying to figure this out as I go…. so this is not a “how to” from a position of experience… but more of a learn as l learn as well as learn from my mistakes. (hopefully there will not be that many mistakes)
As a young boy, my grandfather made wine and I remember seeing the bottles of liqueur and wine in his cellar. I am a bit sad that I didn’t take an interest in this and learn from him and all of his years of experience. So… while trying to figure all of this out… In a way, I am reconnecting with my grandfather.
I mentioned that this is my first time, I usually make grape jelly but I just finished the jelly I made two years ago…and I am starting last years jelly… (don’t need any more jelly and I need to do something else with all of the grapes that are ready to be picked)
This week I have been preparing for the “big” fermentation project by acquiring equipment and reading/youtubing everything I can on making wine. I want to share you some of the equipment I purchased.
I am still missing some items including campden tablets. I will be stopping by a local wine and beer making store to pick up the rest and hopefully get some hands on tips. Next post will be the actual process!!!