In the spring of 2010, we planted approximately 3000 vines, all white varieties. We will be planting an additional 1000 vines, all red, in 2012.
Will you offer wines without sulfites?
As a small winery, we can offer wine without added sulfites as a special order.
All wines contains some sulfites; sulfites are a natural byproduct of the fermentation process in amounts ranging from 6 to 40 parts per million (ppm.). Most serious winemakers and enology professors agree that to make a consistently stable wine and to prevent spoilage, some sulfites must be added to those naturally present.Sulfite agents are not intrinsically toxic to humans or to the environment.
We generally add between 30 and 40ppm of sulfites to our wine as a preservative.In the US, wines can contain up to 350ppm of sulfites. Organic winemaking standards limit the use of sulfites to 100ppm in all finished products. The FDA requires that wine with more than 10ppm of added sulfites must state "Contains Sulfites" on their label.
When will you have wine for sale?
WE DO NOW!!!
How long will it take to have wine from your own grapes?
Our vines were planted in 2010 and we had our first small harvest in 2011. This fruit is present in our Wedge White.
Where did you learn how to make wine?
Kevin started making wine from pears in the late 1990s. He then moved on to making grape wine from California juice and is now making wine from grapes grown in CT and NY. He essentially learned through a combination of courses, on the job experience and mentoring by experts such as Dick Kiomoto from UConn.
Kevin also works with Larry McCulloch to assist in both the development of the vineyard and making our wine. Larry brings over 30 years of vineyard and wine making experience; starting in the 1970s as general manager of Chamard vineyard and currently working as winemaker at Jones Family Farm.
Any other questions?
Email us any other questions and we will add them to our FAQ.