10/21/2017 Harvest Winemaker Seminar
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the ONX Vineyard and Winery hosted by the winemakers and see the intricacies of a winery at harvest.
We will start the morning at our production facility in Tin City. Here we will see the process of turning fruit into wine. Get your hands on some processing equipment and geek out on cold soaking, inoculation, and fermentation. Our final stop of the seminar will be in the barrel chai where the wine “rests” before bottling. Learn about our oak program and taste a few samples of what's coming down the pipeline.
Then we will drive over to the ONX Estate Vineyard and enjoy a walk through the vineyard, tasting fruit straight from the vine and learning the dynamics of each individual variety. Jeff and Drew will then take you through the process of what goes into a pick when the fruit is ready to come off the vine. This is also your opportunity to learn the aspects of calling a pick, how a picking crew is assembled, and the differences in ripening patterns of different varietals.
After the seminar join Jeff and Drew for lunch and get the rest of you harvest questions answered.