Artisan Winemaking: Preharvest – Lab & Vineyard

Artisan winemaking is often said to begin in the vineyard, crafting a strategy which defines all the elements of great Estate wines. We at Augusta Vin find that our skillset is vast having expertise in the vineyard that carries over to the winemaker’s lab. It’s a preplanning process that’s critical prior to picking grapes used at fermentation. This Master Class will focus on two important factors: We will begin the vineyard and carry over to a fine tuned lab exercise, all in an effort to show you artisan nature mixed with science. Once these checkpoints are completed the magical word “Crush” comes to life.

Behind the scenes at Augusta Vin Winery: Lab Work with Josiah, Assistant Winemaker

2020 harvest is upon us so our Estate team prepares with timely check points. Goal today, forecast harvest dates for each grape varietal by checking brix levels (sugar in grapes). Ripeness is key yet maintaining balance of acid / PH levels. Come explore this two minute video to learn more.

Artisan Winemaking: Rosé History & Design

As the weather warms and Texas adopts its traditional summer climate, we at Augusta Vin find that our palates begin to shift, craving crisp and refreshing wines to combat the heat. With an incredible menu fit for any wine preference, our rosé selection is expanding in celebration of International Rosé Day (June 13th)! Throughout the […]

Deductive Tasting 102: Practice Makes Perfect

Meet our Sommelier Team For this masterclass lesson, our Sommelier team has each tackled one element of the Deductive Tasting process. The videos below outline their analyses of each stage and how to build the framework for your own deductive tastings. Be sure to check out our new masterclass blog section to check out our archived lessons […]

Artisan Winemaking: Tannin Talks

“Tannins.” It’s an iconic word in wine enthusiast conversations, but its real meaning and use often remains unclear. This masterclass will review the importance of tannins, where they come from and how to recognize them, as well as explore their impact on the artisan winemaking processes at Augusta Vin. What are Tannins? Source: Tannins can […]

Texas Wine Laws: What Defines an “Estate”

Augusta Vin is founded on authenticity and quality in every aspect of our wines. We take pride in offering 100% Texas wines and are well on our way to offering a 100% Estate Menu. What does that mean, exactly? Wine labeling laws vary throughout the world, so this week’s masterclass will discuss how Texas identifies […]

Deductive Tasting 101: A Sommelier Introduction

Deductive tasting is the holy grail for sommeliers and the foundation of learning wine appreciation. This article will cover wine tasting and the deductive techniques used by the Court of Master Sommeliers.The best way to practice, use the steps outlined below and remember each time you test your senses, your skill set will improve. More […]