The Backyard Vintner (Paperback)

An Enthusiast's Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Wine at Home

By Jim Law

Quarry Books, 9781592531981, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/23/2011)

List Price: 24.99*
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Anyone who ever wanted to have homemade wine and never thought they had the space or ability to make it will love this book. The Backyard Vintner is a handy guide to at-home wine making that teaches readers the tips and tricks of the trade. It is perfect for those who want to bring the feeling of wine country right into their own backyard.

The Backyard Vintner teaches readers how to start and maintain a vineyard, providing vital information on topics such as planting, trellising, and proper pruning techniques for grapes; which grape varieties will grow best in every climate or region; and the wines that can be made from each variety. Basic recipes for wines, and advice on topics such as bottling, storing, and serving wines, are also provided.

About the Author

Jim Lay is the award-winning, small-batch vintner and owner of Linden Vineyards in Linden, Virginia. He also writes, lectures, and teaches classes on wine making.