Wine Making

Fire Ant Red

Red Wine Making Process

Machine and hand harvested red wine grapes are processed through a crusher de-stemmer into fermentation vats and fermented on the grape skins 14 to 21 days.  Once fermentation is complete the wine is raked into steel and oak barrels for aging.  The remaining must is pressed using a red wine press cycle and pumped into barrels for aging.  Red wine is aged 12 month in oak barrels and filtered into its final blend.

White Wine Making Process

White wines such as Riesling, Pinot Gris, Traminette, and Gewurztraminer are made by processing the grapes though a crusher de-stemmer followed by the wine press.  The pressed juice is pumped into a stainless steel tank and settled for 24 to 48 hours.  The juice is then pumped into a second tank for cold fermentation.  The wine is filtered and bottled.