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03.16.2014 Winemaking 101 with Ballard's Animale Winery
Going on four years ago, we spent several days with local Ballard winemaker Matt Gubitosa of Animale to document the process of winemaking as it happens in small wineries across the state. With WA Wine Month in full swing, we thought it would be a great tribute to repost this blog & its pictures to revisit what goes into that bottle of juice that we love to enjoy!
Here's the start of Karli's blog:
This last Sunday I had the opportunity to meet with Matt Gubitosa, owner and winemaker at Animale Wines, here in Ballard. Matt produces an impressive variety of red wines: syrah, petit sirah, merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon, where he crushes, ferments, presses, ages, bottles and distributes hundreds of bottles of Animale wine all from his home production center in Ballard. One could say Matt runs the ultimate garage industry. I met with Matt at his Ballard home and wine production center to discuss wine making. Matt’s outfit of equipment at Animale provided a perfect scale to see first-hand the processes of producing wine and the stages the grapes go through before they turn into delicious wine.
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