Pumpover During Harvest

Wonder why we call the grape harvest “Crush?” It’s because we have been working non-stop, receiving grapes 24-hours a day, every day, for over three weeks now. It will all be over soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to give a little update with Winemaking 101: Red Winemaking.

I discussed the method of pressing juice off the skins, settling and fermenting to create the most common styles of white wines. With reds, everything is completely different.

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Harvest is in full swing at Kendall-Jackson.  We have been receiving grapes non-stop for a number of days now, so I wanted to give some insight on what a working winery does once the fruit arrives. This […]

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It’s time to crush in Wine Country. The First Day of Crush 2011 has arrived to the Kendall-Jackson Vinwood Cellars here in Sonoma County.  Until now we have been preparing, planning and training for Harvest.  It came […]

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Harvest preparation is well underway in Sonoma County. We are on the verge of starting to pick Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio, two of the earliest ripening varieties. Most grapes are 100% through the veraison process, which […]

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