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.