Category: Brix Talk

January 18, 2018 Bob No comments exist

Topping up barrels to pay the Angel’s Share (or Angel’s Tariff.) The Angel’s charge this Tariff for allowing the wine to age. Up to 2-5% of the total volume can be lost to evaporation in a year, depending on the humidity. One down, forty-two more to go. Those Angel’s are sure thirsty!

November 28, 2017 Bob No comments exist

Here in Kansas harvest usually begins around the middle of August each year, but when does it officially end? Is it when the last grapes are picked at the end of September? Hardly. While white wine grapes are pressed immediately upon harvest from their skins, red wine grapes are fermented on the skins, and punched…

June 12, 2017 Bob No comments exist

The 2017 vintage is looking delicious already! This is our Marquette, our first harvest of the year. Shortly, it will enter veraison, during which time the grapes will rapidly accumulate sugar and these grapes will slowly turn from green to red. Harvest is coming!

August 15, 2016 Bob No comments exist

  Vignoles Harvest is here! Come experience the best day to be in a vineyard… Harvest! Become a part of the making of Authentic Kansas Grown wine. We will be harvesting this Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 8:15 AM.  Following will be a harvest lunch and sangria made by our own Chef Julie. Many hands make light work,…

April 19, 2016 Bob No comments exist

Kansas vine cuttings from Prairie Fire Winery’s Vineyard. Approximately 5 weeks old. They are alive! This is an overview of approximately 432 cuttings. At present, we are experiencing a higher than estimated success rate. Here’s hoping that it continues! They know their job… As with all of the grapes we plant, they love our soil…

March 29, 2016 Bob No comments exist

We grow Kansas vines. Now we also grow Kansas Vineyards! We’ve begun propagating our strongest Kansas vines to expand the number and acres of Kansas vineyards. Vineyards normally order in vines from out of state. Wouldn’t it make sense to  propagate our strongest and best producing vines that have proven themselves in this weather and our soils? We thought…