To view a quick video of the entire winemaking process, click on the
The winemaking process consists of 4 simple steps:
Crushing is the first step and involves destemming and crushing your grapes. For a full barrel of wine, this process generally takes about 45 minutes to complete.
Pressing is done anywhere from a day to three weeks from the crushing, depending upon the type of wine being made. Red wine is generally pressed one week after crushing. This process takes roughly an hour.
Racking is a clarification process. This is generally done 3 months from your pressing. It only takes a 1/2 hour.
Bottling is the process of transferring your wine from the barrel to your bottles. You fill, cork, seal your bottles then affix your own label. Bottling is usually done 8 months from crushing and takes about an hour and a half to complete.
Eperience The Art Of Making Your Own Wine
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Grapes and Availability
At The Winemakers Cellar you can make your own red, white or rose' wine.
During the fall season, grapes are available from the Napa, Amador, Lodi and Pasa Robles regions of California, Washington State and Italy. Both red
and white grapes are available.
During the spring, we source grapes from Chile and Argentina. Both red
and white grapes are available
See our "News" page for the latest information on the upcoming season.
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Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506
Click to view a video of the Pressing Process
Click to view a video of the crushing process
Click to view a video of fermentation
Click to view a video of the Bottling Process