The main function of the distillery and winery room is for exhibiting stills and the tools that are used for harvesting and the making of wine, beer, cognac, and other spirits.
In the vineyard it is sometimes necessary to harvest the grapes by hand depending on the type of terrain in which the grapes are grown and type of wine that will be produced, like dessert wines. Grapes can be harvested almost year-round depending on the region and season in the world. The harvesting of hops and other distilling and brewing ingredients is usually done by a machine.
Distilling and brewing has been around since 10,000 B.C but the use of copper stills has only been used since the late 1800’s even when Prohibition took over. These stills continue to be in use today due to its ability to remove sulfur-based components from the alcohol that would make it unpleasant to drink. Distilling is the process of separating mixtures producing ethanol to make drinks like: vodka, gin, tequila, rum, whiskey, and brandy. Brewing is the production of beer, wine, sake, mead, and cider by steeping starch sources and fermenting them with yeast or acids.