Punchdowns to pumpovers, native yeasts vs selected strains, dealing with bacteria, and choices for fermentation vessels: A collection of videos featuring winemakers discussing and explaining the art and science of making wine.
Winemaker Fred Scherrer of the Scherrer Winery in Sebastopol, California talks about all aspects of making wine, drinking wine, and growing grapes. Fred makes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from the Russian River Valley and he produces wine from Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay from the Scherrer Vineyard in the Alexander Valley.
Winemakers talk about growing grapes and making wine in Tuscany, Italy. There is a focus on biodynamic farming in Tuscany as well as Tuscan Terroir. The videos were shot in San Miniato at Cosimo Maria Masini and La Gaiole at Riecine, with additional interviews in Chicago.