Vinification is the process that transforms the grapes into wine. The process of vinification differ from region to region, financial state of the winery and the grape types. The harvesting time and the type of oak used for aging are based on the region in which the wine grapes are grown.

Wine making process involves the following stages:

  • The first step in wine making process is Harvesting or Picking. Grapes should be harvested at the right time in order to make good wine. Harvesting can be done either mechanically or by hand.
  • The process of separating the grapes from the stems and cluster parts is called Destemming. Some of the wine makers keep some fragments of the stem to increase the wine tannin.
  • After destemming the grapes are crushed to extract the juice from the skin. This is done before the fermentation process begins. In the olden days bare feet is used to extract the grape juice, now a day machines like crushers are used.
  • Separation of grape juice and the skin is named as pressing. After crushing the grape juice will flow freely, selected wineries use pressers to make sure maximum juice is released.
  • Once the grapes are pressed they are introduced into the process of fermentation. During this process the grape juice are converted into alcoholic beverage. The yeast interacts with the sugar in the grape juice and converts them into ethanol and carbon dioxide.
  • Once the wine is purified and refined, they are preserved with sulfur dioxide or potassium sorbate. During the natural process of fermentation a minimum amount of sulfites are produced, but more is added for the use of commercial preservation.
  • Wines are aged for a particular amount of time to get more welcoming wine. Once after purification, the wines are moved to wooden barrels for aging. Metal vats, concrete vats and glass carboys are also used in some cases to increase the flavor.
  • After aging, the wines are bottled. During the process of bottling a final dose of sulfite is added to the wine to prevent it from uninvited fermentation in the bottle. The bottles are then sealed with cork and screw caps.

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Sydney wine bars

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Away from the bridge and opera house, this fast-paced Aussie city boasts endless things to see, do, eat and drink. Our insider’s guide from a wine-loving local will ensure you hit the best spots...

Sydney wine bars

Top Sydney wine bars and restaurants

Vic’s Meat at Sydney Fish Market

Wander through the fish markets in Pyrmont and visit the Vic’s Meat smoker and wagyu bar.

Open from 10am until sold out, you can eat all types of meats, slow-cooked pork and ribs to your heart’s content.

Visit the store next door for cuts to take home and special homemade marinades and salt rubs. www.vicsmeatmarket.com.au/our-smoker

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Vic’s Meat at Sydney Fish Market

Restaurant Hubert

With an epic wine list paired with French bistro-inspired food, Hubert’s has firmly established itself as the sexiest restaurant in Sydney.

Get in early to snag a table (they don’t take reservations) or if you’re more of a night owl come in for a midnight feast as they’re open til 1am. www.restauranthubert.com

Nomad

With 75 wines on the list, 50 of them by the glass, this Australianonly wine list is the must-go place to find out what’s at the forefront of winemaking in Australia.

Found something you love and want to take it home?

Everything on the wine list is available through the online wine store and can be delivered right to your door. www.nomadwine.com.au

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The Wine Room at The Dolphin Hotel

The Wine Room at The Dolphin Hotel

The newly renovated Dolphin Hotel has made way for a great restaurant and adorable wine bar.

Sommelier James Hird (one of the founders of the Rootstock Wine Festival) has curated an amazing wine list of naturally inspired wines to pair with exciting dishes like bonito fish and foie gras crackers.

Sit down, settle in and enjoy. www.dolphinhotel.com.au

Billy Kwong

Championing native and sustainable Australian produce, Kylie Kwong’s restaurant is a Sydney institution.

House wines, beers, ciders and spirits are made in conjunction with some of Australia’s iconic and avant-garde winemakers, brewers and distillers, to be paired with the mouthwatering modern Asian fare.

You may need to go twice just to fit everything in. www.billykwong.com.au

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Billy Kwong

Ester

Everyone needs a local haunt, and Ester in Chippendale is mine – the kind of place where they treat every guest like family.

Its set menu is one of the best value in town, with really innovative and consistently tasty food.

Ask for an Aperol Sour and tell them Sam sent you. www.ester-restaurant.com.au

Fix Wine Bar & Restaurant

Owned by Stu Knox (Australian Sommelier of the Year 2012), this wine bar is the place to visit – for locals and industry folk alike – to try the most exciting wines from around the globe.

Sit up at the bar and let Stu choose you a flight of wines paired with cheese and the awesome Fix beef tartare. www.fixwine.com.au

Marrickville Organic Farmers Market

This farmers market is the best in Sydney – organic produce, spices, cakes, honey and the softest lambskin blankets (buy one and they’ll throw in a free lamb roll).

Walk to the end of the stalls and join the locals sitting in the park having a cheeky wine and nibbling on all the delicious wares. www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

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Sean’s Panorama

Sean’s Panorama

Not only does the restaurant have an incredible view over Bondi Beach, it’s also one of the few remaining places you can still BYO wine in Sydney.

Come for Sunday lunch, bring a bottle of something tasty and rub shoulders with sommeliers on their day off, drinking favourites from their personal cellars. www.seanspanaroma.com

The Bar at Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool Bar and Grill restaurant is geared more towards fine dining, but The Bar is a great place to grab a snack and wash it down with an incredible list of wines.

My must-do combo: wagyu cheeseburger and a grower Champagne. www.rockpool.com/rockpoolbarandgrillsydney

Sydney-based Samantha Payne is wine program director for Nomad in Surry Hills, a wine writer and consultant who posts via @sl_payne

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