We started making wine in 2003 in the crawl space below our 1916 craftsman.  Down below there was an area about 7×7 where if you bowed your head just so you could sort of stand, the rest was literally crawl space.  Crawl space and carboys.  This is home wine making at it’s best.  

cellar before

cellar before

Thank god we had people little enough to stand in there and do the work.

They pressed….

small people to do the work

small people at work






And they pressed…

more little people

more little people

…till we got smart and moved it outside.

still hunching

Ben at the press

…but still we hunched. (continued)