The Cellar is Busy Crushing Grapes, Starting and Monitoring Fermentations, and Managing Malolactic Conversion of Marquette

We are monitoring fermentations of La Crescent, Louise Swenson, and Petite Pearl and will add mid-life nutrients for the yeast in each tank. We are punching down the cap twice daily on our red wines. We are watching the fermentations on Edelweiss and St. Pepin (by measuring

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It’s Harvest Time!

We harvested St. Pepin on Monday. This variety is time-consuming to harvest because it is located in three of our vineyards, all located around Oskaloosa. We have to move equipment to each vineyard. We expect to harvest Edelweiss and Marquette later this week. These varieties also take

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