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25 years ago, I started to dabble in homebrewing beer. While I enjoyed the process, the brews weren’t always up par with the types of beers that I liked. A diagnosis of Celiac brought that hobby to an end. I started sampling gluten-free beer but I never found anything that suited my taste. It wasn’t until a trip to California’s wine region where I was introduced to the wide world of wine…..I was hooked. We started tasting all different types and makes of wine. Some time around 2008, I tried my hand at making wine as a hobby. Over the years, I’ve made hundreds of gallons of wine, sharing it with friends and neighbors, and the feedback has always been extremely positive. After retiring in 2021, I decided to expand my hobby into a small mom and pop business to share my passion with others. All of our wines are made in small batches and I use only quality ingredients….
Our wines are sourced from the world's great wine-producing nations. Our wines are produced using 100% pure varietal juice and varietal grape concentrate, with perfectly balanced pH, acid and tannin levels. We use an advanced filtration system to ensure water purity. Most importantly, enol vineyards minimizes the use of sulfites as part of our wine making processes....we believe this produces a cleaner, more natural tasting wine. We get a lot of questions about our sulfite content. There are pro’s and con’s with sulfites. as I describe on the next page.
Sulfites occur naturally in all wines to some extent. Sulfites are commonly introduced to arrest fermentation at a desired time. They also can be added to wine as preservatives to prevent spoilage and oxidation, (oxidation is a process that turns wine into vinegar), at several stages of the winemaking. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) protects wine not only from oxidation, but also from bacteria. Bacteria contamination can reduce the shelf life of wines. Interesting to note that organic wines are not necessarily sulfite-free, but generally have lower amounts and regulations stipulate lower maximum sulfite contents for these wines.
Sulfites in wine are commonly associated with a long list of side effects related to wine consumption, including the dreaded wine-induced headache. Studies have shown that people with a history of wine-induced headaches found that consuming wine with a higher concentration of sulfites was linked to a greater risk of headaches.
There is no such thing as ‘sulfite-free’ wine. Sulfites are a natural bi-product of the winemaking process. At enol vineyards we add sulfites after the second week to interrupt fermentation, discourage spoilage and provide some protections for aging the wine. Most commercial winemakers add additional sulfites at the end of their process to extend their wines shelf life..... enol vineyards does not add these additional sulfites. as our wines are produced with the highest sanitization and bottling practices to reduce the risks of sulfite minimization. We believe this produces a cleaner, more natural tasting wine. This means our wines are not meant to age more than about 5 or 6 months so drink up! It’s a great excuse to uncork your bottle and share it with friends!