Make Wine With Us
***Wine is not made in a day. When you make wine with us, you are there from start to finish. This process is 9 months to a year. Please read on for more details.
Do you have a strong desire to craft a wine that reflects your own personal taste but lack the time, the space, or the equipment? We here at Stone and Key Cellars have the solution to each of these problems by enabling you to make the perfect red, white or rose wine with us! Our award-winning winemaking team is ready to assist with their knowledge and skills from crush to bottling.
Fall harvest begins in late September. Our grapes are hauled across the country from the finest wine regions along the west coast. At this time, you will come in and crush your own grapes with our team. Bring a couple friends, have a glass of wine and have some fun. About 10-14 days later, you’ll come back for the “Press” because, of course, you need to take care of your baby! This process removes the skins and other organic material from your wines after primary fermentation. Next is where the real fun begins- Barrel tastings. This involves tasting samples of your wines pulled directly from the barrels and happens twice while your wine is in this stage. The reasons for these tastings are complex and everything you need to know will be explained to you by the experts. Blending Sessions are up next. I know what you’re thinking…”what are we blending if I chose my varietal?” This is true, however sometimes wines can be blended with other wines to create different flavor complexities. Our winemakers will provide you with 100% your wine and and 2 additional blends in a blind taste comparison. It all comes down to this! Finally, bottling and labeling. This is when your wine can come home with you! You and your group will have hopefully chosen a label, by this time. There’s no need to stress, our graphic designer is ready willing and able to make your design come to life. You will be there every step of the way.
When you make wine with us, you will have access to selection of hand-picked grapes and barrels. You can make wine with family & friends in full barrel, half barrel, or quarter barrel batches for 50% off our retail price.
We look forward to the partnership of making wine with you! Cheers!