"Wine is sunlight,held together by water."
- Galileo

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  • We grow a bunch of grapes.

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the universe to do."  Galileo

  • We squish them with our feet.

"Wine, the most delightful of drinks, whether we owe it to Noah, who planted the wine, or to Bacchus, who pressed the juice from the grape, goes back to the childhood of the world."

-Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin,French gastronome, (1755-1826)

  • We pour the juice into a big old barrel.

"God made only water, but man made wine."

-Victor Hugo

  • We add some secret stuff.

"Wine is bottled poetry." 

-Robert Louis Stevenson

  • We wait forever and a day.

"The spirit of wine sang in my glass, and I listened with love to his odorous music, his flushed and magnificent song."

-William Ernest Henly

  • And somehow, the juice turns into wine.

"No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God."


If you want to learn more about the roles of the Sun, God and the Winemaker in making quality wine, come to the winery and talk to the Lil' Olde Winemaker.