A Lot of Wine, A Lot of Fun

You all know how much we love our local winery, InVINtions, A Creative Winery. Video #17 – INVINtions, A Creative Winery; A Toast to InVINtions! We have been members of the winery for at least 11 years and counting. Everyone is so fun and friendly, and they are all like family too. Well, it was time to make another batch. This time we made one of my favorites, a dry white, Verdicchio. Originally, there was going to be six of us making the wines, but unfortunately Janet wasn’t feeling well, so she and Bob decided not to join us this time. They will be there in a couple of months when we bottle it all up though. Our friends Mike and Lauren had never made wine, so they helped us out for this batch. We all had so much fun, but then we always do. 🙂

The Winers, along with our expert tutors for the day, Emily and Devon.

Larry calls this instant wine, or wine in a bag. Regardless of what form it comes in, it is still a fun experience to say “you make your own wine”. Here are all the ingredients we needed; the bag of juice, yeast and a few other secret ingredients. From here, just add water.

Mike is getting some expert guidance from Devon before we begin our process.

Now doesn’t this look like trouble just waiting to happen?! 🙂

Adding the wine juice.

You know Lauren and I are up to something. We are mixing it all together to get it to just right.

Doing the wine dance, making sure we shake things all up.

Everything is added, and mixed just right. Now I am adding the yeast to the top. The wine is now made. Now we have to wait for about 2 months for the wine to ferment, and then it will be ready to bottle and drink. Let’s let it ferment.

After making the wine, we got to go to the back of the house to see what happens next. Each bottle is one batch, which produces 28 bottles of wine.

The steel vats that are used to produce larger amounts of wine. InVINtions is considered a boutique winery, and they produce about 10,000 barrels of wine per year. Most of the wines are produced in stainless steel vats at InVINtions.

Mike is getting some more winemaking tips from Devon.

These wines are being magnetized, which is an aging process. This is the last thing that is done before popping them open and enjoying the delicious nectars of the Gods they contain.

!Cheers! !Salud! !A Votre Sante! !Slainte! Let the good wines just keep on comin’. 🙂 Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

12 thoughts on “A Lot of Wine, A Lot of Fun”

      1. We always have fun hanging out with you. I wish you were here! You would love it! There are several vineyards in the area. We are planning on taking a tour of some. They also have apple orchards.

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