Alan in Washington

Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum

Help Support Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum:

Joined
Jan 4, 2010
Messages
111
Reaction score
53
Hi there. I am in Burlington WA. I am currently a Washington State University Enology student, a home winemaker, and on my way to starting a commercial winery. I have a wine photo folder on my photobucket account but I can't post links yet. When I get my five in I will add it to this post.

The plan for this years harvest is Cabernet Sauv, Syrah, Riesling, Chardonnay, and a Sparkling Muscat. The Syrah & Chardonnay will be new this year. All of the fruit Will be coming from the Yakima Valley except the Chard which will come from the Columbia Gorge East of Portland/Vancouver.
 

mmadmikes1

smart @$$
Joined
Aug 18, 2009
Messages
1,897
Reaction score
88
Howdy nieghbor, and welcome, Have you tried any Chelan grapes yet?
 
Joined
Jan 4, 2010
Messages
111
Reaction score
53
Are you in Deming?

No, I haven't tried Chelan fruit. So far my method for choosing fruit has been: Find a wine that I love, find out where the vineyard is, aquire the fruit, make great wine. So far I have not been denied fruit. I am talking with a vineyard right now for Syrah and they are not being receptive but I have not given up.

Here is that link to my wine photos: http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z68/apexnow/Wine/
 

mmadmikes1

smart @$$
Joined
Aug 18, 2009
Messages
1,897
Reaction score
88
I am in Glacier and I was also talking about Chelan grapes. Maybe next season you will have to go for a ride. There are some real good wines coming from next to Lake Chelan. BTW my son got me a used 60 gallon medium toast barrel for Christmas at a winery in Woodenville. they are used but he was broke so they couldn't cost that much. I will ask where the place is but a google search would probably do it cause there cant be that many wineries in Woodenville
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jan 4, 2010
Messages
111
Reaction score
53
I am in Glacier and I was also talking about Chelan grapes. Maybe next season you will have to go for a ride. There are some real good wines coming from next to Lake Chelan. BTW my son got me a used 60 gallon medium toast barrel for Christmas at a winery in Woodenville. they are used but he was broke so they couldn't cost that much. I will ask where the place is but a google search would probably do it cause there cant be that many wineries in Woodenville
If you are ever in Burlington look me up, I always enjoy chatting with a fellow wino. I will look into Chelan, we may be making a trip over there this summer. I would like to know which winery the barrel came from. There are a bunch of wineries down there now. Even Challenger Ridge out of Concrete has a tasting room in Woodinville.
 

Wade E

Premium
Joined
Jul 3, 2006
Messages
33,224
Reaction score
277
You wouldnt mind if I snuck over there and borrowed that press would you? :) Nice toys you have there and Welcome to our site here!
 
Joined
Jan 4, 2010
Messages
111
Reaction score
53
You wouldn't mind if I snuck over there and borrowed that press would you? :) Nice toys you have there and Welcome to our site here!
I am always happy to loan out equipment but you'd better come packing full bottles!!!

I have not had the opportunity to use it yet but it sure looks great sitting in my garage.
 

Latest posts

Top