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The Wine Making Process

Wine making has existed for over thousands of years now. The process has been handed down from generations to generation. The wine production is a natural process that needs tiny intervention from a human. It’s amazing how Mother Nature works and how it provides for everything that human needs to survive – well, wine is a bonus from her. It is all up to humans how to care and nurture for the gift given to us.

There are five simple steps in making and processing grape into wine. The most basic step is harvesting, crushing and pressing, fermentation, clarification, and aging and bottling.

Harvesting

The most basic step in the wine making process. It is a crucial step to ensure a good tasting grape as it entirely depends on the fruit whether or not the wine will be a success. Today, grapes are the only fruit that possesses the necessary acids, esters, and tannins which are needed to make natural and stable wine. Tannin is a key agent and character of the grape to make the wine dry and add the perfect bitterness and astringency to the wine. Fully grown grapes will determine the resulting taste of the wine … Read More

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