The Backyard Vintner: An Enthusiast's Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Wine at Home
If you've ever wanted to make homemade wine but never thought you had the space or ability to make it, you will love this book. "The Backyard Vintner" is a handy guide to at-home winemaking that teaches the readers the tips and tricks of the trade. With inspiring full-color photographs and step-by-step illustrations, this hardcover reference guide also provides recipes and techniques for making and evaluating fine red, white, and rose wines. "The Backyard Vintner" teaches you how to start and maintain a vineyard, and provides vital information on topics like planting, trellising, and pruning grapes. With chapters on planting and caring for your grapes, picking, fermenting, fine-tuning the elevage, and bottling your wine, this is a comprehensive guide for do-it-yourself enthusiasts.
Jim Law is the award winning, small batch vintner and owner of Linden Vineyards in Linden, Virginia, where he lives, grows grapes, writes, lectures, and teaches classes on wine making.