This Graphic Shows You How A Grape Goes From Vine To Wine

This Graphic Shows You How a Grape Goes from Vine to Wine

There's more to making wine than just growing a bunch of grapes, mashing them up and letting them ferment in a barrel. The folks at VinePair put together this simple but informative graphic that shows you the life of a wine grape, from growing on the vine to fermentation to barrelling and bottling.

For many of us wine lovers, the process of going from vine to bottle is something akin to magic. If you ever visit a winery, you'll learn so much about how wine is made that you'll get a new appreciation for the mastery that goes into making a good bottle year over year.

The graphic outlines the basic process, and while the times and styles will vary depending on the type of wine, where the grapes are grown, and what the winemaker is trying to produce.

The Life of a Grape [VinePair]


    i think the pic needs to be updated... i think after harvest the "leaf" disappears.
    unless that is also included in the wine?

    Don't worry, plenty of leaf makes it into the crush, along with cane, trellising parts, bugs, picking snips, parts of harvesters (human and mechanical). Most of that comes out before the juice hits the tank.

    Oversimplification maybe? I do not get the alternating between cordons. Maybe something should have been said about variations in the process depending on if red or white (or sparkling ). Also, the vineyard elements should probably have been represented on the cordons and cellar elements otherwise. ....

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