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.
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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
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
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
Introduction to Viticulture
There are few views in the world more magical than a lush vineyard path leading up to your favorite winery. At Augusta Vin, our vineyard team takes special care to
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
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