Cork! Bottle Wineaux is the story of friends who had become winemakers. This story details their step-by-step process of making 2018 vintages of Pinot Noir and Syrah.

Introducing the series and meeting Roger Brown, the inspiration for the winemaking. Also meeting Wendy Crawford, a member of the group.

Introducing Donna Wright, along with Michael Bologna, who talks about the importance of eating good food and drinking good wine.

Introducing Scott Duncan who discusses vineyard development in the Santa Rita Hills area of Santa Barbara County, where the group sources its grapes.

Introducing Buzz Coors who, along with his wife Sharon, enables the group to make the wine at their home.

Scott and Buzz discuss neutral oak barrels, blending, clones, and aging in the bottle.

The “chemistry experiment” of winemaking is revealed, as the team strives for the right balance.

Journey to Sta. Rita Hills AVA and the vineyards at Lafond Winery, which harvests from the adjacent Burning Creek Ranch.

Grape processing at Lafond Winery, from clusters of Pinot Noir in picking bins to sorting destemmed fruit.

Encountering David Lafond and Bruce McGuire, general manager and winemaker, respectively, as the Lafond team changes over for delivery of destemmed fruit for Averill Avenue Winemakers.

Scott prepares the fruit within the barrels for the journey southward.

Before departing Lafond Winery, Scott describes the Sta. Rita Hills appellation and the various microclimates that make it one of the most interesting wine-producing areas on the globe.

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