How to make your own winery
A winery that produces pure, unadulterated wine is a big deal in Germany, and its the topic of a new FourFour Two documentary.
The film, entitled ‘Wine is what it is’, features winemakers, wine lovers and winemaking aficionados who discuss their unique tastes, techniques and ideas.
“We are in the wine world, and we are trying to bring that knowledge to everyone,” winemaker Matthias Kühn said.
“It is very difficult for us, because we know the most about grapes, the varieties and the wines that we want to produce.”
“It is like a love child of two worlds,” Kühl said.
The producers of ‘Winemakers are the Wild’ spoke about their passion for wine, and their experience working with different winememakers.
“Winemaker’s are a bit like lovers of their wines,” said one of the winemakers.
“They want to know how they can improve the wine, so we have a good relationship.”
The producers also shared their passion and desire for creating great wines, and what they hope to accomplish.
“It’s about love, passion, and passion in everything we do,” said Küln.
“We want to make the wines people want, but we don’t want to be the first.
They don’t have to wait for the laws to be changed.”””
Winmakers are the wild.
They don’t have to wait for the laws to be changed.””
Wine and wine making is the heart of Germany,” said Matthias.
“When people talk about wine in Germany they don’t necessarily think of a small winery.
They think of small wineries, where you can find wines, where people are passionate about the grapes, and where they can see a new way to make wine.””
In Germany, wine is like the heart and soul of the country,” he continued.
“In the end, it is about what we are passionate for, what we love and what we can create.”
The winery owners interviewed in the documentary also talk about how they approach the task of making their wines, which has helped them to better understand the different varieties of grapes, making the right wines, as well as the different wines that people want.
“The first thing we do is try to understand what grapes do to make a wine,” said Michael Möllemann, who works at the Votragen winery in Tübingen.
“There are many different varieties and different styles.
I try to make wines that are different in the taste, in the aroma, in how the wine smells.”
Möllen’s wines are made using a special fermentation process that produces a unique wine with a unique taste.
“I think this process is so much more complicated than a traditional fermentation process,” he said.
“In a traditional wine fermentation, you start with the wine and you pour it into a bucket of water and let it sit.
Then you add the water, the yeast and the sugar and then you let the wine ferment for about 30 minutes.””
I do a very different fermentation process here, and I make a lot of wine with water,” said Möllen.”
There is a lot more energy.
There is less waste.
I like it because it gives me more control of the outcome.””
If we have been working with wine for a long time, we are very lucky,” said Marta Eichhorn, who also works at Votrsagen.
“Most wineries will start with their grape varieties, but with a little extra work we can get really close to what the grapes taste like.
We get a wine that is like wine, but without the sweetness of the grape.”‘
Wine Is What It Is’ is available to watch on FourFourtwo and FourFour.