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Featured in The Wall Street Journal, Future of Everything Oct. 12, 2018

The Winery That Fits in a Closet

Countertop beer-brewing kits are common. But what if you could produce Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay in a series of odorless, biodegradable plastic bags, using nothing but grapes and a machine the size of a small trash can? That’s the promise of the GOfermentor Junior, an automated winery 30 inches high and 18 inches deep and no louder than a refrigerator. Geared toward the oenophile making wine for private consumption, it goes on sale in early 2019 for $500.

By Aleksandra Crapanzano

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Harvest Challenge Award

HarvestChallengeAt the Harvest Challenge, judges taste wines with other wines of the same appellation. Thus, with cross-regional competition removed, the inherent quality of wines can be seen without the influences that sometimes eclipse even a wine of very high quality.

Petite Syrah 2014 wins Bronze