|a 'strawberry' grape vine|
I had intended to write about this later in the year, but as I've mentioned it in my last post I thought I would share something about what has been an important part of our family lifestyle.
After the fermentation has finished, which takes about six weeks, the wine is left to settle for a week. It's transferred into clean, sterilised demijohns and again left to mature for a few months before transferring once more into other clean, sterilised jars ready for bottling. If there's a large quantity it's stored in vacuum-sealed steel containers.
The above collage shows a replica wine press which holds a bottle, glass wine jars, the steel container in the canteen and lastly, our wine which, of course, is very enjoyable as an accompaniment to a lunch of bread, cheese, our table grapes and apples.