Vessels…Oak!

Puncheons/Hogsheads/Barriques French oak Barrels Since Epoch’s first vintage in 2007, French oak puncheon fermentation has played a big role in our winemaking.  In addition to fermenting in puncheons, we age in puncheons, mid-sized barrels (referred to sometimes as hogshead or cognac barrels) and traditional 60-gallon barrels (which...

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Vessels…Concrete Tulips!

What do we have here?? Italian concrete aging tanks (shaped like tulips) that we purchased specifically for the new winery About these tulip shaped tanks...

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Vessels…Concrete Eggs!

What is a concrete egg?? A concrete tank in the shape of an egg! Yes, the concrete obsession continues, but why in the world do we use tanks shaped as eggs? Used for fermentation and aging of white wines and aging of reds. We have been using...

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Vessels, vessels, and more vessels: Amphora

By fermenting and aging in different shaped vessels made from various materials, we learn more about our wines, winemaking in general, and we actually understand traditional barrel aging better.  There will probably never be a perfect recipe of which wine to place in exactly which...

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Getting to know our stainless steel tanks…

We have three sets of twin tanks that are specifically designed for our blend sizes. The two smallest tanks double as red fermentors. All six have custom designed legs.  In building our winery, it was important for us to have a refined look (modern...

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#epochfourth winners!!!

With fall upon us and school back in session, I have found my mind wandering back to summer nights in the not so distant past.  The summer of 2014 will forever go down in my books as one of my very best.  This Fourth of...

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Spring 2014 Release Epoch Moment Winners!

A BIG congratulations to our three Epoch Moment winners!   During our Spring 2014 Release, we challenged our buyers to complete the following equation. YOU are the hoop on our barrel. YOU are the pop to our cork. YOU are the punch to our palate. YOU are the balance to our...

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Foundations in Farming at Epoch

Foundation in Farming at Epoch At Epoch, we are all about growing wine.  As such, we wanted to share with you the overarching concepts of our farming practices and the foundations of what makes Epoch’s wines so special. First let us share with you where it really...

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