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August 13, 2015 | Around the Winery, Custom Crush, Harvest, Methode Champenoise, Sparkling winemaking, Winemaking | Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services

Harvest 2015 Update: Video and Photos of Sparkling Winegrape Pressing!

Harvest is in full swing at Rack & Riddle! Take a look at some of the pics from the crush pad this week:

Sparkling winegrapes (Chardonnay) being delivered for crushing at Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services!

Bins of sparkling chardonnay grapes being emptied into the press at Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services in Sonoma County.

Beautiful Pinot Noir grapes await the press. These will one day be an outstanding sparkling Blanc de Noirs wine!

Grapes being racked into the press to crush juice out and then begin fermentation to create sparkling wine.

Check out our video below of grapes being pressed:

 The grape destemmer in action to prep the sparkling winegrapes!

And finally, after being destemmed and pressed, the process of fermentation begins:

And the process of first fermentation begins! Sparkling wine will go through a secondary fermentation in the bottle.

If you're interested in a sparkling (or still) wine project this harvest, there's still time! Give us a call at 707-433-8400 with any questions or to receive a quote! Happy winemaking!


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