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Grapes


Whole clusters of grapes are either trucked from Napa across the country in the Fall or take a trans-Atlantic boat ride from Chile in the Spring, and arrive safely in cold storage at Consumers Fresh Produce in the Strip District. Grapes are then hand sorted and processed at Four Twelve Winery, here in Moon Township!

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Grapes


Whole clusters of grapes are either trucked from Napa across the country in the Fall or take a trans-Atlantic boat ride from Chile in the Spring, and arrive safely in cold storage at Consumers Fresh Produce in the Strip District. Grapes are then hand sorted and processed at Four Twelve Winery, here in Moon Township!

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Crushing


After sorting through the grapes to remove detritus and other heavy organics, the grapes are run through the crushed/destemmer. This allows the grapes to be separated gently from the stems, sending the stems to waste and the grapes directly into the fermentation bin.

Crushing


After sorting through the grapes to remove detritus and other heavy organics, the grapes are run through the crushed/destemmer. This allows the grapes to be separated gently from the stems, sending the stems to waste and the grapes directly into the fermentation bin.

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Fermentation


Yeast is added about two days post-crushing, which starts the fermentation process. During the fermentation process, the grapes are punched three times a day to ensure the grape skins are in contact with the wine.

Fermentation


Yeast is added about two days post-crushing, which starts the fermentation process. During the fermentation process, the grapes are punched three times a day to ensure the grape skins are in contact with the wine.

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Pressing


After fermentation is complete we hand press all of the grapes with a 100 year old ratchet press.

Pressing


After fermentation is complete we hand press all of the grapes with a 100 year old ratchet press.

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Barrel


After the grapes are pressed they are placed in an American Oak barrel, from Canton Cooperage, for about 2 years. The barrel will give the wine that unique oak flavor. Every month the barrels are topped and every six months the barrels are racked. This helps ensure the quality of the wine and removes the sediment in the wine.

Barrel


After the grapes are pressed they are placed in an American Oak barrel, from Canton Cooperage, for about 2 years. The barrel will give the wine that unique oak flavor. Every month the barrels are topped and every six months the barrels are racked. This helps ensure the quality of the wine and removes the sediment in the wine.

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Bottling & Corking


After the wine ages in the American oak barrels it is time to bottle the wine. Just like every other step of the process, this is done by hand. We bottle and cork each one by hand and even though it is a long process, we believe we can control the quality of each bottle. Which we believe you would agree!

Bottling & Corking


After the wine ages in the American oak barrels it is time to bottle the wine. Just like every other step of the process, this is done by hand. We bottle and cork each one by hand and even though it is a long process, we believe we can control the quality of each bottle. Which we believe you would agree!