Northern Rio Grande Chapter
New Mexico Vine and Wine Society
In October 2016 our Chapter began making wine from a kit...
Here were the first steps... opening the kit, understanding its contents, and combining the juice with other ingredients to get the wine started.
Here's what the kit looked like when it arrived.
Step-by-step instructions are included.
In addition to "the juice," the kit contained three different oaks and a yeast packet.
We extracted some of the mixture to test the "brix," or sugar content.
Testing the brix.
Nice oak-y smell!
Three different oaks were added
The final step was adding in the yeast.
After adding yeast, we put the cover on the container. Done with Phase 1.
This is a tub full of wine-making equipment.
Oct 25: Transfer from the open fermenter to carboy
Nov 8: Testing the brix again
Nov 8: Adding fining and reserve concentrates
Continue on to the next step: bottling the wine. -->