Mangoes Go Mainstream at Healy’s Winery

Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines. Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.

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2 Responses

  1. Becky Schneider says:

    55 gallon drums are used for fermentation which lasts one to two months.

    Just curious- one to two months seems like a really long time for a fermentation. Can anyone clarify this for me?

    • Hello Becky,
      Good question. The primary fermentation is usually complete within about 2 weeks, however, the secondary fermentation lasts about 4-6 weeks at which point the second racking takes place. Hope that answers your question.