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Fall Grapes and Juice
2023 Fall Grapes an Juice order cancelled.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be placing an order for grapes or juice this year.
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and we thank you for your understanding.
Fresh Grapes and Juice Pails
In the Spring
Chile, South Africa and Australian Grapes and Juice
In the Fall
Italian, Washington and Californian grape and juice.
There will be a deposit of $50 per box or pail. This is non-refundable and credit card deposits will be charged at time of ordering.
Mr. Wizard in WineMaker Magazine says it takes about 85 to 90 lbs. of grapes to make 5 gal. of wine. This varies by variety, juiciness of the grapes, how hard you press, etc.
Red Grape Varieties
A red-fleshed grape that should be blended with other varieties. Even though the wine is very intense in color, the wine has very little acid and is actually light in body. A little Alicante in any blend will surely add some good color.
It is a grape that has a high level of natural acid but low tannins when fully ripe. Its wine can be intense but with moderate bouquet and flavor. Mixing Barbera with Petite Sirah or other high-tannin wines could make a truly great wine.
With its remarkable concentration of tannins, pigments, and flavor pigments, it will produce deeply colored and rigorous wines whose bouquet will only improve with age.
Do some blending with varieties with lower tannins and maybe a little more fruit for a wine that will mature sooner.
The wine is typically light to medium bodied, with more fruit flavors and less tannins than a Cabernet Sauvignon. It will mature earlier and is great for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties.
It is another variety that should be blended, has good acidity, tannins, and color, but lacks flavor and charm. This is great to blend with stronger flavored varieties like a Syrah or Zinfandel to make a little lighter smoother wine.
This grape is a variety that developed from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, and Grenache. The wine has some of the characteristics of all these grapes. It produces a fine
This is used mainly for blending and the making of Rose and Blush Wines in California. If it is blended with a variety that has good color, it can produce a fruity, spicy, medium-bodied wine. The grapes usually have high sugar and Grenache can strengthen a wine with potential low alcohol.
It is a medium-acid wine that is soft and mild and is easy to drink when it is young. Color can range from dark to light red. This is a great blender for the stronger-flavored high-acid and high-tannin varieties.
This is the first variety planted in California. It usually has high sugar and low acid. The grape must be blended to attain any color. This is a great grape to help make a sweet wine.
This produces a wine that is long-lived and deep-colored with lots of tannin. It is a dry wine that has a very distinctive and recognizable flavor. A little Petit Sirah in any wine will absolutely add to the flavor, body, and color to the wine.
This produces a fine wine with a pleasant fruitiness that has lower levels of tannin and color. These are so versatile that they are also used to make champagne.
The grapes were developed as a combination of Carignane and Cabernet Sauvignon. It produces a fine varietal wine.
The grapes form the basis for Chianti wines. These wines have noticeable tannins and acidity with fair color. Riper grapes create a wine that has great plum flavors and leathery texture.
This is a wine that is spicy and leathery with smooth tannins and subtle texture. It can be drank when it is young or it can be aged. This is a great grape to blend with the Cabernets.
The grapes are thick skinned and capable of making a deep-colored and long-lasting wine with low acid, which is great to blend with a more flavorful variety.
This makes a dry and sturdy vigorous red wine. The wine usually has a great fruity bouquet with average acid. A blend with Petit Sirah is just excellent. White Zinfandel is made from the low-sugared early harvest Zinfandels.