From Vines to Wines : The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
Create your own backyard winery! From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox’s From Vines to Wines is the most complete and up-to-date guide to growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques in this fully revised and updated edition.
With thorough, illustrated instructions, you’ll learn how to:
- Choose and prepare a vineyard site
- Construct sturdy and effective trellising systems
- Plant, prune, and harvest the perfect grapes for your climate
- Press, ferment, age and bottle your own wine
- Judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, body, and taste
About the Author
Freelance author and journalist Jeff Cox is a contributing editor to Organic Gardening magazine, The Wine News, and is the host of "Grow It!" on the Home & Garden Television Network. He has written 13 gardening books, including the Storey title, From Vines to Wines, as well as Seasonal Celebrations, The Perennial Garden (with his wife, Marilyn Cox), The Spirit of Gardening, and Flowers For All Seasons. Jeff is a member of the Author’s Guild of America, Garden Writers’ Association of America, and the San Francisco Professional Food Society. He lives in Kenwood, California.