Wine making has been around for thousands of years and is a natural process that requires very little human intervention.
My father used to do it in the traditional way. He died a few days ago, but I have lots of memories with him. Making wine is one of them. It was a family gathering. Don’t think that we have a huge vineyard. My dad had 4 vines but very good ones, red grapes with a strawberry flavor.
We used to get all the family together to do the harvest. Choosing when to harvest the grapes is a major fact in how the wine will turn out. It was also a time for jockes, stories and lots of fun. We used to destemmer by hand and crush the grapes with our hands. Now days, we have small corkscrew crusher to do that, so we don’t need to do the destemmer…
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