Today we'd like to give you a peek behind the scenes at Ravines.
We have three interns working with us this year. Guillaume Kieffer comes to us from Alsace and brings with him experience in cool-climate winemaking, and Ken Berard and Jordan Imm are both enrolled in the viticulture and winemaking programs at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC). All three are getting a lot of hands-on experience (which means they get to do the dirty work).
Darrin Scott is our assistant winemaker, and he joined Ravines from Pennsylvania wine country earlier this year. He spent this morning filtering lees by racking the wine (moving the wine from one barrel to another using gravity rather than a pump).
Morten Hallgren, Ravines' owner and winemaker, likely needs no introduction. Today he checked on the fermenting Riesling in our Geneva winemaking facility.
In future posts, we'll continue to introduce you to the team responsible for creating and selling you our wines.