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GiniFest® 2024 Reservations for Sunday, June 30th, 2024
Event goes from 2:00pm – 7:00pm at Los Angeles Marriott at the Burbank Airport

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History of Wine Making

  1. Harvesting
  2. Crushing
  3. Fermentation
  4. Clarification
  5. Aging and Bottling

The art of winemaking has been around since as early as 7000 BC. Over the years the process spread throughout the world.

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of grape juice. The chemical reaction involves yeast, converting the sugar of the grapes into ethanol, an alcohol. Winemaking is an art as there are countless different types of grapes to use, as well as different types of yeasts. A vintner, a person who makes wine, is able to control how their grapes develop, using selective breeding techniques to control which traits will carry on and which traits will die, ultimately creating their own unique grape strain which gives their a wine a unique taste.

The earliest evidence of wine in the world was found in Georgia from 6000 BC. An earlier 7000 BC find from China was very similar to Wine, it was a Grape based fermented drink. Wine was also found in Iran from 5000 BC and in Sicily from 4000 BC. The earliest evidence of a steady production of Wine is found to be from 4100 BC in Armenia where the earliest winery was found. Vintners used their feet to crush Grapes and collect their juice in a vat where it would ferment. The discovery of a winery is important because it is evidence that Grapes have been domesticated in order to allow this large scale production.

120+ Wines & Spirits

Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures.


Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.

Ernest Hemingway

Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.


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