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Noisy Water Winery

Sam Freed
September 11, 2019 | Sam Freed

A Look Inside the Crush Pad

Head Winemaker, Jasper Riddle walks us through the process of how whole berries are made into juice that is then turned into wine on the crush pad, at Noisy Water Winery! 

*no feet were used in the crushing of these grapes
Time Posted: Sep 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM Permalink to A Look Inside the Crush Pad Permalink
Sam Freed
August 22, 2019 | Sam Freed

Sunset at the Vineyard in Engle, NM

Watch the sun set at the vineyard! Desert thunderstorms were circling us all evening...a beautiful end to the day.
Time Posted: Aug 22, 2019 at 2:49 PM Permalink to Sunset at the Vineyard in Engle, NM Permalink
Sam Freed
August 16, 2019 | Sam Freed

Brix Testing at the Engle Vineyard

During harvest we continually test the brix level (sugar content) of our grapes. Head Winemaker, Jasper Riddle explains how we measure brix and what it means in the vineyard.



Time Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 7:28 AM Permalink to Brix Testing at the Engle Vineyard Permalink
Sam Freed
June 25, 2019 | Sam Freed

Our New Mural at Noisy Water Winery

Giant Mural at Noisy Water Winery
painted by Austin, TX based artist Lucas Aoki

In May, the Village of Ruidoso spearheaded a beautification project by commissioning artists from around the country to paint murals throughout Midtown Ruidoso - 
and we happily donated our wall!

Artist Bio
"I grew up near the mountains of Cordoba, Argentina where I developed a great love for the outdoors. You can see this reflected in my artwork. Making art, traveling, cooking, swimming and biking are just some of the things I enjoy doing. I lived in New York for a while and later moved to Austin where I decided to get back to drawing while teaching myself to paint. Since moving to Austin, I have learned a lot about myself and the
magical world of art. I have found that the experience of painting murals and collaborating with other artists have added new elements to my life. There are always new challenges and things to learn. Making art can be intimidating at times, but so fun and rewarding."
- Lucas Aoki
See More from Lucas on his social media pages and website
Check out our wines with labels commissioned by other artists
2017 Blackbird Merlot
2017 Blackbird Merlot
2017 Riesling
2017 Riesling
Big Legs Red
Big Legs Red
2017 Demigod
2017 Demigod
Time Posted: Jun 25, 2019 at 4:12 PM Permalink to Our New Mural at Noisy Water Winery Permalink
Sam Freed
June 17, 2019 | Sam Freed

Getting to the Bottom of the Bottle

From vine to wine, a lot more goes into bottling than you may think!

Below is a breakdown of everything that happens throughout the process from tank to case - with plenty of pictures!

First things first, we clean everything! Hoses, pumps, the filter, we even disassemble filler heads and clean individual parts again. 
"Ensuring clean product and preserving the quality of the wine is our number one priority when moving wine across containers."
- Fabian Olvera
(Assistant Winemaker)
Once all components have been cleaned, a steamer is attached to the bottling line and sterilizes everything that comes in contact with the wine. Next, hoses are attached to holding tanks and the wine is pumped from the tank → through the filter to ensure there is no yeast or bacteria in the bottle →  and into the filling tank on the bottling line.

The bottling line is then turned on, and our wine making crew (affectionately dubbed the Cellar Rats) take their positions as the glass is dumped onto the conveyor belt.

The glass enters the filler-station and is sparged with nitrogen. The nitrogen sparges and displaces the oxygen (enemy #1) in the bottle.
gas flushing; process of using gas to absorb and carry a contaminant with it as it rises to the surface and is vented away from both the process stream and vessel.

The sparged bottles then move onto pedestals that rotate and the bottle is filled. These pedestals raise the empty bottle upward into the filler heads, opening them and filling the bottle with wine from the filler tank.

The next step is corking the bottle, simple enough, right?

The newly filled bottle is conveyed to the corker but we are still fighting with enemy #1 - oxygen! So as the bottle is being corked, the corker creates a vacuum in the head space while simultaneously pushing/pulling the cork into the bottle, to top it all off - literally!

For quality control, Jr. uses a vacuum pressure gauge every so often to test whether the bottles are being properly sealed to ensure there is sufficient negative pressure in head space in each bottle.

The bottle now moves to the capsule machine where it passes through a laser that triggers the capsule to be blown onto the bottle neck.

The capsule is secured and made snug by rollers to prevent creases. This ensures that is remains in place until you're ready to get into your wine!

It then passes through the labeler, and your Jo Mamma's Mango Tango, with her fresh new look, is cased and ready for you to order that "sweet" wine! 
Time Posted: Jun 17, 2019 at 9:55 AM Permalink to Getting to the Bottom of the Bottle Permalink
Sam Freed
May 6, 2019 | Sam Freed

Malbec Barrels

There are a lot of subtleties that go into creating the right flavor profiles in our wine, watch Fabian and JR add some Ambrosia ZigZags from @TNCoopers to a barrel of 2017 Malbec.

Time Posted: May 6, 2019 at 11:59 AM Permalink to Malbec Barrels Permalink
Sam Freed
April 25, 2019 | Sam Freed

Keto Friendly Wines

Six Keto Friendly Wines
from Noisy Water Winery

True amongst the majority of diets and meal plans, there is an advisement to not drink alcohol. Luckily we've found a workaround for those living the Keto Lifestyle!!!
What is the Keto Diet? In short, it is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb meal plan that puts your body in ketosis, making your body extremely efficient at burning fats for energy.
"Ok, NWW how does this apply to wine!?"
Well, we're glad you asked!
Sugar is the enemy when it comes to ketosis and your body's efficiency at fat burning, so our workaround...1-2 two glasses of wine PER NIGHT that has a very low residual sugar, less than 5g of sugar per glass

Typically this is going to apply to most of your dry red wines (sorry you sweet drinkers, but don't worry we haven't forgotten you). Look below to see our  recommendations on what you might like! ⇣⇣⇣



This Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, the pinnacle varietal of dry red wine, is aged in French Oak for 18 months showcases the beauty of this fruit. 
This classic varietal finds its name from the word "Blackbird" in French (Merle). Our homage to the origin of these grapes is stylistically portrayed in this '17 vintage. 
Doing the impossible in NM: Producing amazing Pinot Noir in one of the USA's toughest growing regions for this grape. Pair with delicate cuts of meat & aged cheeses.
Well balanced citrus with nuances of orchard fruit. Clean and crisp, yet electrifying. Great for the upcoming hot afternoons!
Finding the perfect balance of butter and oak: A Chardonnay for all Chardonnay drinkers to love on a hot afternoon or in the mountain breeze!
Well balanced citrus with nuances of orchard fruit. Clean and crisp, yet electrifying. Great for the upcoming hot afternoons!
Buy all 6! Shipping's on Us!
Time Posted: Apr 25, 2019 at 9:18 AM Permalink to Keto Friendly Wines Permalink

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