Category Archives: Concrete Wine Tanks

A CONCRETE SOLUTION TO WINEMAKING

It has been several weeks since Micah Utter was gracious enough to spend some time with me. I should apologize for taking so long to getting this posted on "Vinewright" but I've been off the grid doing some travel. All I have to say about that is, if you plan to fly - pack a…
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Paso Robles: Straying from the Beaten Path

If you’ve ever driven Highway 101 between Los Angeles and San Francisco, then you appreciate the phrase “middle of nowhere.” It’s a long, yawn-inducing drive that’s made better only when you consider two things: Driving Interstate 5 is even worse, and Highway 101 takes you through California’s Central Coast wine country. Read More
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Creating concrete fermentation tanks

Developing old technology When Jake and Josh Beckett started researching new winemaking techniques for their new winery, Chronic Cellars, a little over a year ago, they came across a new trend in France: the use of fermentation tanks made of concrete. Instead of contacting the French producers of those tanks, however, they called an old…
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Concrete Strides for Fermenting Tanks

Concrete tanks find solid support from California industry. Paso Robles, Calif. — Concrete fermenters have long been a staple of the European industry, as they were with the immigrant winemakers of the New World, but with the advent of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, the market for them crumbled decades ago. In the past…
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