Harvest time in Napa.

Trahan – Fresh Wine from Lèzanne Fourie on Vimeo.

On our last trip to Napa for harvest, I took this  little video of my friend Chuck Custodio giving us a private tour of his cellar. He is the owner and winemaker for Trahan winery in Napa Valley.

The video is merely a glimpse of the tour and discusses the early fermentation process, basically where yeast and sugar mingle to make alcohol. I never knew this was in an open vat, but it would make sense as there is quite a bit of Carbon Dioxide being released.

Clearly, we have been imbibing… This is not so much of a tutorial as it is a funny little holiday video.


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