Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News Barreled and ready to go, the wine at Secret Ravine is made to perfection by its family run business.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News From grape, to crush to barrel, samples of a 2007 Cab Franc are given to Sierra College students during a recent wine making workshop.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News Wine making is a careful crafted science and Renae Messamore helps run a family business with 3 generations helping out at Secret Ravine Winery in Loomis.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News Learning what she can in hopes to have her own vineyard for crafting wine, Linda Beroldo of Grass Valley took part in the Sierra College Wine Making workshop put on by Secret Ravine winery in Loomis. "I'm drinking it all in" said Beroldo regarding the lesson.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News Punching the wine mash down during the fermenting process, Scott Messamore helps out creating a Barbera for his family's winery at Secret Ravine Winery.
Photo By Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News Students from a Sierra College Extension Workshop on winemaking start the process of crushing grapes. Pulling the rake is Rob Pock of Lincoln while seeing things through are from left, Virginia Pinzini of Cameron Park, Esther Pock of Lincoln and Linda Beroldo of Grass Valley.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News Syrah grapes are picked and ready to go to be crushed at Secret Ravine winery during a wine making workshop.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News Learning as much as they can for their future wine crafting, Esther and Rob Pock of Lincoln take part in a wine making workshop sponsored by Secret Ravine Vinyard in Loomis. The Pock's are helping pick 1 ton of Syrah grapes which they will help make into wine as part of the workshop.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News 2 tons of Syrah grapes will soon be crushed by students of a Sierra College Workshop on wine making by Secret Ravine Vineyards.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News Chris Wall of Secret Ravine Vineyards demonstrates the correct way to cut grapes from the vine to students from Sierra College during a workshop. From Left is Linda Boroldo, Rob Pock, Linda Vanneberg, Esther Pock and in the hat is Virginia Pinzini.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Loomis News Ready to crush, the Syrah grapes at Secret Ravine are bursting with color and flavor.