Early this week, the fermentation of our latest batch of wine ceased. You know this when the bubbling sounds cease, and when the baume is zero. Time to press.
We borrow a friend's press for this job. It is small, but all we need. Once the wine is pressed, we decant it into glass demijohns (seen at back in this photo) and let the wine settle for a few weeks. The hardest part of this is not to give into the temptation to taste the wine.
This wine is shaping up to be pretty good. We'll end up with about 40 litres or so. In the last few years, we have bought wine grapes to make our wines, and we still have some about the place, so this will probably be it for 2014.