About: Fred

LET'S PUT FRED SCHERRER UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

You can get Fred’s Bio from this Scherrer Winery website page. I want to magnify all he does to make great wine with the resources available to him. Fred’s about hard work, relentless dedication to his craft, forging relationships with his growers and farming crews. Fred’s about taking time to teach Kerry and I about every process in the winery – sharing decades of winemaking knowledge with us.

Let’s take a look at several aspects of running a one-man winery:

Viticulture:

FRED’S ABOUT…

...DOING HIS OWN GRAPE SAMPLING

...DOING SOME OF THE PICKING

...BEING THERE FOR THE PICK

...CHECKING FOR QUALITY AND HELPING OUT THE CREW

...COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY, IN SPANISH, WHEN APPROPRIATE

Old School Enology :

FRED’S ABOUT…

...CHROMATOGRAGHY FOR MALATES

...USING AN EBULLIOMETER TO MEASURE ALCOHOL LEVELS

...THE MICROSCOPE

...GROWING HIS MALOLACTIC CULTURE FOR CHARDONNAY

...OBSERVING HOW JUICE SAMPLES SETTLE - ONE INDICATOR OF GRAPE RIPENESS

The Cellar:

FRED’S ABOUT…

...SORTING INCOMING GRAPES

...BARRELING DOWN THE CHARDONNAY

...FIXING BARRELS...AND MOST OTHER WINERY REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

...PARTICIPATING IN ALL PRESSING

...TASTING AND EVALUATING EACH AND EVERY BARREL

Bottling The Wine:

FRED’S ABOUT…

...BEING ON THE BOTTLING LINE

...AND FINISHING THE JOB , PUTTING CORKS IN ALL THE BOTTLES

As you can see, Fred Scherrer totally immerses himself into his craft, from the vineyards into the cellar.  A care to details – every single detail and it shows in the finished wines.

Remember though, Fred’s about quality of life, fun and music too

...THE MARTIN GUITAR

(check back for more fun with ‘Fred’s about’ info)

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