Gearing up for Harvest - The Mechanics of it All

Who said winemaking was all science and art?

Mechanics play a huge role. We still consider our wines hand-crafted because every ounce of wine will pass by our eyes, but to your benefit we don’t stomp the grapes with our feet like they did in the old days. This machine has two nicknames: Lucy and Ethel. It does all the “stomping” and the KE guys have to sweet talk Lucy and Ethel before every harvest to ensure she'll run right. 

Everyone in the Kiepersol community gets involved. This is a rare shot of some of our favorite behind the scenes people: Mark, Jerrie and Conche. Without them, most of what you see wouldn't be possible!  They are true wizards and keep us running smoothly each harvest.