Category: amphora

Haywire Pinot Noir 2011 with a miniature concrete egg in the background

Back to the Future with Concrete and Clay for Wine Making

 mywinepal  July 5, 2023

The history of using amphora and concrete tanks for winemaking dates back centuries. Amphorae, large clay vessels with narrow necks and handles, were widely used in ancient civilizations such as the Greeks and Romans for storing and transporting wine. These vessels provided an ideal environment for fermentation and aging, as the porous nature of clay allowed for a gentle exchange…

Okanagan Crush Pad Narrative Syrah Viognier 2018 and Haywire Pinot Noir 2020

Clay Amphora and Concrete Vessels Making Wine At Okanagan Crush Pad

 mywinepal  April 2, 2022

Clay and concrete vessels are two more historical materials that have been used to ferment grape must into wine. But both have been having a comeback in the last few years. I have two wines from Okanagan Crush Pad. The Haywire Pinot Noir 2020 is fermented in concrete and stainless steel vessels, and Narrative Syrah Viognier 2018 is fermented in…