The press now has stains

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Aug 16, 2015
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So after pressing a little over 5.5 gallons of Viognier a week or so back and racking it on Thursday. It looked, smelled and tasted like wine, albeit not good wine, but wine none the less. Whoot!!!! I picked and stomped Thursday 2 vines of cab franc and should get about 2.5 gallons of juice after primary fermentation. Friday picked 10 vines of Cabernet Sauvignon and was a little disappointed with the crop I should end up with 6 or so gallons of juice after primary fermentation. I was hoping for 10 gallons but this is only the Third leafing and I hope my pruning skills get better next year. It was time to go for the first batch of red on Sunday. 2.5 gallons of 7 day old must pressed in 2 gallons of wine and the home made press has red stains.:b I will press the rest this coming weekend and hope for the best.

Thank you all for the help and suggestions over the past year

You all have been awesome.

I need to remember to take more pics

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