This is a handy chart used by winemakers to find the correct amount of sugar to add to their wines. Just measure the specific gravity of the must and add sugar to the level of alcohol you wish.Read more: Sugar Addition Chart
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Many years we are so busy, and the grapes are sold so quickly we tend to take whatever is left for our own wine. Once a few years ago, I decided that I wanted some Baco-Foch red wine so I had some picked before our customers picked them first. This is the story of that wine....Read more: Making Red Wine at the Farm
The main difference in making red wine and white wine is that red grapes are fermented on the skins and when making white wine the grapes are pressed first and only the juice is fermented. This article shows how to make 5 gallons of sweet or dry red wine....
Frequently people ask if Michigan produces a wine similar to one of their favorite California or European wine varieties. Usually the answer is yes. Cayuga White and St. Peppin are very popular for soft semi-dry wines. These wines with their prominent fruit flavor and flower bouquet are quite reminiscent of the German style of wine making. Because Germany and Michigan have similar cool climate conditions, these grape varieties have a tendency to evolve to the desired sugar and alcohol levels that provide soft, fruity and extremely palatable wines for all wine consumers.Read more: Home Winemaking with Eastern Grapes
When making white wine, only the fresh pressed juice is fermented. This article shows how to make 5 gallons of sweet or dry red wine....Read more: Step by Step Winemaking - White
Home winemaking is simple, easy and fun! Here are a few steps to get you started. How to make dry or sweet fruity red wine. How to make dry or sweet white wine.
Baco noir (pronounced BA-koh NWAHR; Baco noir is also called Baco 1) is a hybrid red wine grape variety produced from a cross of Vitis vinfera var. (Folle Blanche, a French wine grape) and an unknown variety of Vitis riparia (an indigenous North American grape species). Baco noir was first created by French wine hybridizer Maurice Baco (hence the name of the grape).Read more: More Baco Noir Info...
On this page we have links to various wineries that make and sell wine using some of the varieties sold at our farm. It is always nice to pick some grapes, make some wine and when it is aging, buy a commercially made sample of the wine. IF THEY CAN MAKE NICE TABLE WINE -- SO CAN YOU!! This page is only a small sample of the wineries using Eastern Grapes. If you know of any other winery that carries these styles of wine and should be included here, please let us know.Read more: Winery Locator