Adair Vineyards New Paltz

Winemaking


The Press
In our bladder press, previously crushed grapes are squeezed against a perforated cylinder by an expanding rubber tube that is slowly filled with compressed air.  This pressed juice is collected and pumped to fermenting tanks through holes.

Vats

 

The Vats
Stainless Steel Tanks (custom built for Adair) are filled with fresh juice and special wine yeast is added to start fermentation.  Because our tanks are equipped with cooling jackets, we can control the fermenting temperature and ensure a crisp fruity taste.

Vats