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Or my excursion into winemaking

My first effort at making my own wine was in the late 1960’s (I was a teenager about 17 years old) in Florida trying to make orange wine.  Not knowing anything about, it was less than successful (miserable failure is a good description).   Fast forward 40 years, and here I go again, but this time I spent more time and effort learning what to do.  Where possible I will place worthwhile references under the links heading.

The current stroy is at: Making Wine with the previous stories listed by episode. I have added a new page showing my labels.

Crush 2018

The new crush season is now here, and while my reds have been doing well, 2018 looks like a year for white wine (at least a Chardonnay) and possibly more apple wine.  Also taking a try at beer making.

This year with my 2016 Syrah!  I won a silver madel at the Alameda County Fair and a Bronze at the Winemaker International Competition!  Also a lot of positive feedback from people who have tasted it.

2016 Syrah Awards

Don't forgot to see the pictures in the gallery!



MIke Albrecht

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