A local man picking grapes.
Cleaning the press and preparing the fruit.
Slicing the apples and removing the bad ones.
Grinding the apples and grapes to a pulp that will be put in the press.
Over the course of a few hours we add pressure to the pulp using a hydraulic jack.
Out comes the juice! From the bucket it gets put in bottles using pitchers and a funnel.
A small capping machine puts beer-style tops on the bottles.
Finally, we pasteurize the bottles in a water bath to prevent fermentation.
When we remove the sides of the press this 'cake' of pressed fruit is left. It's mostly fiber but the cows and chickens love it!