It took a few hours of time. But we are happy with the results.
We did the Riesling first. 25 bottles, great color, not as sweet as a riesling usually is, but not dry. But, you can tell it is homemade.....strong and delicious. I had two sips and I was feeling it!!
Then we did two demi-johns of Chianti. This one also came out excellent. Thomas is very happy with the results. We got 52 bottles of Chianti and we left my brother a 1/2 gallon of Chianti (for the use of his wine cellar and his pans, etc) and also a 1/2 of a 1/2 gallon Riesling!
The third box of chianti.
We have already handed out Riesling and Chianti to friends/neighbors/family who want to try it.
As an aside - Yesterday, hubby had to go get corks. You can only get them in specialty stores. While he was there, he decided to ask if there were any "leftovers". These are the containers that are already pressed but just have to be put into the barrels or demi-johns and "worked on" for a couple of months. They had Barbera (which is his favorite!), so he got another container of Barbara! We will be bottling again in a few months!!!!