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Preparations for Grape Harvest

Harvest will probably start by the end of the week. We have already started cluster sampling of the grapes to be assured of their ripeness. We started with sampling just random berries from each plot or vineyard. Then as we are getting closer to harvest, whole...

Transporting Texas grape juice

This post will be really boring, but that is what makes it great! The question is how to get 4,000 gallons of grape juice chilled and into this tanker when it is all chilled and comfortable in a large tank at the winery, so that is can be comfortably transported from...

First wine grape crush of year 2015

First crush press of Texas wine grapes at Bingham Family Vineyards happened last Saturday. Look at that liquid gold flowing, Muscat Canelli, on it way to Sister Creek Vineyards. The cotton in the area is just now blooming and putting on fruit, but many of the...

More concrete work

We are putting in a bigger concrete base for harvest work to be done at the winery. This will give a larger area to move grapes around for proper cleaning and processing of grapes. Welded wire mesh is used to reinforce the concrete. Once the concrete is dry, making...