Charter Oak Winery

Contact: Robert M. Fanucci

Contact: Proprietor

Address: 831 Charter Oak Avenue

City: St. Helena

State: CA

Zip: 94574

Phone: (707) 963-2298

Fax: (707) 963-5527

Membership: Small

Date Joined: February 01, 2010


Comments: Charter Oak wine is unfined and unfiltered. The grapes are fermented on natural yeast. I use tools crafted by my grandfather (Nonno in Italian) to punch down the cap three times a day. I work the must into a foaming lather. No one makes wine quite this way. We believe the secret to our success is the natural fermentation and the punch down of the cap with hand-made wooden tools, which is done religiously over and over. There is nothing quite as beautiful than to see the sun shining down on the purple grape juice as it bubbles to the top. I live for this and it nourishes my soul.

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