The Hard Work of Winemaking

After picking all the Cab Franc and Chambourcin in the last weekend, the process of wine-making began.  The first step, is the process of punching down the "cap" that rises to the top of the grape must as it ferments in the primary fermentation tanks.  Chris does a fine job of narration as he goes through the process.  Suffice it to say that this is a good workout and after 7-10 days we are relieved to transfer the wine into our press and ultimately into tanks and barrels for aging.