Sunday, January 8, 2017
Fruit Press at Hardscrabble Vineyard
This "farmpunk" device is an antique fruit press, which I photographed at Linden's "Hardscrabble Vineyards." It can squish apples and I suppose grapes too. The fruit goes into the hopper above, you turn the crank, and the fruit is smashed and the juice comes out into the barrels, which are then emptied into the fermentation vats. Have you tasted apple wine? It's delicious, although sweeter than the usual grape wine. It has a golden clear color and is not like cider at all. It's winter now so wining is difficult due to weather but I will try to visit at least once this month.
Brown sepia tech pen ink on sketchbook page, about 6" x 6", rendered from a photograph, January 8, 2017.