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Chardonnay from kit
This was my first try at making wine at home, a Chardonnay from a kit.  I used a Brew King Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay kit.  It made 30 bottles of wine that came out pretty well.  It was a great way to learn the basics of fermentation and how wine is made.  Click here for some pictures.

2003 Cabernet Franc
My current project is a Cabernet Franc, made from fresh grapes grown here in Virginia.  I bought the grapes from Willowcroft Farm Winery, and now have the wine aging in carboys under oak.  Here are some pictures of the process so far.