Smart Dog WineryTM

a smart dog can sniff out a good wine


This site is to pass on what I am doing, and how you can do it too! Where possible I will place worthwhile references under the links heading.

I have been continuing entering my wines in competitions and doing pretty good.

This year I entered a new one for me the Bottle Shock Open in Lodi.  And took a bronze medal for my 2015 Chardonnay and an Honerable mention for my my 2016 Syrah.

I also entered the Winemaker International again and got another bronze for my 2016 Syrah.

Also have now bottled my 2018 Chardonnay.

My 2016 Syrah has been doing very well.  It was using Lodi grapes from Delta Packing.  So for 1019 I am gong that route again.

I got 324 lbs (9 lugs at 36 lbs each) on 13 September.  Crushed and destemmed the same day.  On 22 September I pressed and got a little over 20 gallons.  On 29 September I did my first racking and adjustment.  On 5 October did my first SO2 addition and topped off the 6 gallon carboys. For more details see HERE.

My Wine - outlines what I have been doing with my home winemaking. Click Here

Wine 101 - is an introduction to Home Winemaking for the beginner. Click Here

Links - provide special links to other sites of interest. Click Here

Special Topics - are discussions of topics related to wine making and other topics.  Click Here

Please enjoy and let me know what you think of the site and especially if there is anything you would like me to cover.


MIke Albrecht, P.E.

Or my excursion into winemaking

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