Robret Sinskey Vineyards, known for their pinot, produces a range of reds and whites from organic, biodynamically-farmed grapes in Napa, California
Bell Wine Cellars is a small family owned winery, established in 1991, dedicated to producing hand crafted Napa Valley wines…
So many hobbies exist that the question is usually asked as to why a person would want to choose winemaking out of all the available hobbies in the world. A lot of reasons exist why a person would want to make wine and one of these reasons is the fact that it is a pleasure to create something which will be satisfying to others. Indulgence in a creative hobby with some knowledge that the resulting outcome can make another persons meal a pleasant one or a cause to celebrate, is a reason that should make anyone want to get themselves involved with the winemaking process.
A lot of people consider winemaking a hobby which has its fair share of pleasant results. These people enjoy the making of wine and the fact that they serve it to their family and friends. Some of them even get the chance to brag a bit because the wine that they make comes with a pleasant taste to it. It is all usually a part time effort which most of these people during their spare time, at weekends or in the evenings. These people may have researched some basic and essential facts about the process, spoken with some other winemakers, purchased some literature or surfed the net. However their interests usually end here and once their wine has been made they take some time out to wait until the next year before they start once more.
As soon as your wine is prepared for bottling, a number of things must still be taken care of. The bottles, the corks and the corking device to be used in the entire process must be selected. Wine isn’t created and poured into age old bottles saved from the other ones that you’ve been drinking for the last decade or so. Fine, they are great bottles and they can be sanitized in order to make them clean, however not all the wines that you take are corked and the necks of the bottles in question may be the wrong shape. You’ll save yourself more time by buying new bottles of wine from the same stores which supply you with other equipment that you used to create your wine. These come in different colors and styles and the can be bought in a number of colors from clear, amber, green or blue. A dozen bottles along with their equally new corks can be available for your use with a simple fee of something between thirteen to eighteen dollars.