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Barrel Tasting

Don’t miss Round Lake Vineyard’s 2019 Barrel Tasting event. This is your chance to sample wines from our red wine collection Barrel tasting happens only once a year
Each spring, the grapes that were harvested the prior year, usually late summer through fall, are ready for sampling. Our winemaker, Logan, regularly taste tests his barrels during the wine’s maturation, checking for levels of fruit, acidity, and tannins. This essential step in the winemaking process helps him determine the best time to bottle the wine. Sampling also ensures the wine hasn’t gone bad or can help to decide whether the wine may be best used in a blend.Although wine is sometimes aged in stainless steel, it is the oak barrel that really contributes to distinctive characteristics. Oak “breathes,” and the oxygen affects the wine.
A different wine tasting experience During Round Lake Vineyard’s Barrel Tasting in November, wine lovers get to experience young wines just like the winemakers do. Of course, barrel samples don’t taste like the finished wines you’re used to. These wines are still evolving, so you have to look for underlying, less obvious characteristics — hints of a soon-to-be a fine wine.

November 23, 2019 5:00 pm
5:00 pm — 8:00 pm (3h)

Round Lake Vineyards & Winery