[NAFEX] Winemaking in Iowa?

Hector Black hblack at twlakes.net
Thu Mar 4 11:41:13 EST 2004


We've made grape juice from a number of different grapes other than Concord.
We use the Finnish steam juicer so the canning is easy.  Fern Munson is
good, so is Edelweiss (white).  We also juice Baco Noir, but most of that
goes into wine making.
    Hector Black  zone 6 middle TN


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "road's end farm" <organic101 at linkny.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Winemaking in Iowa?


>
> On Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at 08:42 PM, Rodney Eveland wrote:
>
> > . If
> > anyone has been making great grape juice from varieties other than
> > Concord I  would like to hear about it as unfermented grape juice
> > never gives me a headache.
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> >
>
> Delaware makes excellent juice and jelly, as well as wine. It is however
> a relatively light bearer.
>
> The headache may be from additives to the wine, rather than from
> anything natural to the fermentation. Try organic wine, if you can find
> some -- with caution, some people do get headaches from wine as such,
> even in reasonable quantities.
>
> --Rivka
> Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
>
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