We have realised that we need to learn more about how wine is made and yesterday we completed the second session out of five of our theoretical and practical training course in wine production, from vine to bottle.
We need to put together a team that can drive this project and make it a success (produce some 25,000 bottles of wine a year). And in order to assemble and lead a team, you need basic knowledge of wine production. We are therefore delighted that Miguel Figini, principal at “Espai del Vi Català” (http://www.espaidelvicatala.cat/), has personally taken it upon himself to teach us.
The “Espai del Vi Català” school runs courses for new winemakers in Catalonia. Now, after seven long and intensive days of theory in the classroom interspersed with visits to vineyards, we have learned that a wine is not something that a winemaker simply mixes together, but starts to create out in the field, i.e. how the soil is worked, how the grapevines are pruned, etc.