Summertime in the vineyard means working to bring the vines into "balance" - the right balance of nutrients, water and leaf area. One of our generations' great names in viticulture, Dr. Richard Smart, in his famous text, Sunlight Into Wine taught us the importance of light on the grapes to achieve those flavor compounds that result in the wines we all love.
In the first episode of SRV, Aaron joins his Dad (and Sammy) in the tasting room to do a quick run through of all of their wines. Shadow Run Vineyards and Winery is a family owned enterprise established in 2007 by Les Evans, Susan Evans and Aaron Hunt.
It's early spring at Shadow run Vineyards and we're are looking to plant some Grenache. Aaron hops on the tractor to rip the soil a bit. Susan and Les join in on the fun! Connect with us: ================================== Website: http://www.shadowrunwinery.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/shadowrunwinery Shadow Run Vineyards is located at 2720 La Panza Rd.
Introduction to Shadow Run's winery and barrel room in Paso Robles, the role of oxygen in winemaking, and the role of wine barrels in the elevage -- or aging -- of the wine. Shadow Run Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned business located in the Paso Robles wine region of California.
Barrel selection for Rhone grape varietals, French Oak -- such as Seguin Moreau and Tonnellerie Saint Martin -- and variables in winemaking. Wine makers respond to evolving and unpredictable realities in the vineyard and winery instead of following a recipe, and always in the context of the role of oxygen.
Tasting what will soon be our Grenache, deciding if we'll blend with Syrah or Mourvedre, why you should use a fennel toothpaste -- such as Tom's of Maine -- and other winemaking and wine drinking tips. Shadow Run Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned business located in the Paso Robles wine region of California.
Aaron introduces us to the vineyard at Shadow Run, and to some of the choices that are made in the vineyard, including how and why we prune. "You can't put in what God left out." Shadow Run Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned business located in the Paso Robles wine region of California.
Shadow Run goes solar! Because vineyards and wineries should be both environmentally and economically sustainable. We install the solar cells that will power the ranch in the future. Shadow Run Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned business located in the Paso Robles wine region of California.
Spring is sprung and events in the vineyard are coming fast and furious. Some of these events are ones we have to do every year: pruning, training vines, shoot thinning and... today... pulling petiole (leaf stem) samples to be tested for nutrients in the vines.
This video is first in a series that give a behind the scenes look at harvest at Shadow Run Vineyards and Winery. When the vineyard manager decides that the grapes are at peak of ripeness, the clusters are hand-picked into half ton bins, then carted to the winery.
One of the many decision points in winemaking is choosing the right vessel for fermentation of the grapes. The choices include open containers (best for certain varieties of red wine), closed containers such as barrels or stainless steel tanks (for white wines, Pinot Noir, Grenache).
All of the flavors and deep lush colors found in red wine come from the skin of the grape. These prized, but sometimes elusive flavors and colors are extracted during the fermentation process. So a critical component in making deeply colored, flavorful red wines is to keep the juice of the grapes in contact with the skins.
As the petite sirah grapes continue the transformation from grape juice to wine, we check the temperature and the sugar levels of the "must" (the fermenting grapes) once a day. At Shadow Run, we believe in keeping the fermenting must cool (mid 70s makes us happy) to preserve the characteristic fruit profile (blackberry, blueberry flavors) of the wine.
Without any intervention by humans, grape juice can morph into wine: at the most basic level, the natural yeasts that are on the grapes consume the sugar within the grape and produce alcohol. We know that humans have been making and drinking wine for at least 7000 years.