The Filtering Controversy
by Eric Stern
May 2013 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Aside from when to pick their grapes, perhaps the single most difficult question faced by some winemakers is whether or not they should filter their wine. Filtration is a murky subject. Opinions differ, with solid reasoning for each. While the majority of the wines I produced at Landmark Vineyards were unfiltered, in the beginning of my winemaking career every wine was sterile-filtered. It was only after gaining experience and learning to appreciate the benefits of unfiltered wines that I embrac...
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