I would be remiss….

#35 rathchet press (13 gallon basket).

#35 ratchet press (13 gallon basket).

…if I did not show off my most recent wine making acquisition. I ordered it a few months ago at the The Home Wine, Beer and Cheesemaking Shop in Woodland Hills. It came in about a month ago, but recent events kept me from mentioning it.

I will use it to press the 100 pounds of Fiano I will be getting from Dave Vanni, in Gilroy, the 100 pounds or so of Suisun Valley Montepulciano from my friend, Jeff Miller, and whatever Aglianico I bring in off my vines.

Properly maintained, a press can last a lifetime. I hope that my vineyard will thrive and I will be able to put my new press to good use. If my efforts with Vanni’s Fiano are successful, I will put in a small block of the variety next year. I also have some Sangiovese waiting in pots.

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About SUAMW

Father, husband, physician, amateur guitarist, wine lover, wine writer, wine grower and wine maker trying to do it all within eye shot of downtown Los Angeles. http://www.shutupandmakewine.com http://twitter.com/Dr_Arthur_P
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