Distillation: September - October
Once the grapes have been destemmed and crushed they head to their new home, the fermenter. The skin of the grapes plays a crucial role as this will determine the color of the wine since the juice is colorless.
After fermentation the wine is separated from the skins and aged for a specific time known as Conservation.
Distillation September - October
Conserving: October - December
Depending on the wine varietal and style will determine if the winemaker uses oak, redwood, or stainless steel barrels for ageing. When the winemaker has determined the wine has aged properly they begin to bottle it (known as a single varietal) or blend it with other wines and then bottled.
Conserving October - December