"Wine is a living thing. It is made, not only of grapes and yeasts, but of skill and patience. When drinking it remember that to the making of that wine has gone, not only the labor and care of years, but the experience of centuries."
- Allan Sichel -
“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.”
- Benjamin Franklin, circa 1700s -
Our objective in making fine brandy is to capture the alcohol and agreeable aromas of the underlying fruit, and leave all of the off-tastes and bitter chemicals behind in the waste water. Making fine brandy is an art that balances the requirement to remove the undesirable flavors with the necessity of preserving the character of the underlying fruit.