ArticleA Home Winemaker Turns Pro…At HomeWritten by Jay Spence • Castle Rock, ColoradoI’m sure many a home winemaker has thought, “I wonder what it would be like to make this a full-time job?” Well, I took the plunge and that’s exactly what I did. I had been making wine for quite some time, but not in any real capacity. Sure there’s the stain on the ceiling of my old room at my parents’ house, but I hadn’t been serious about making any quality wine. I loved drinking wine and was pretty well-versed in the local steakhouse wine lists, but hadn’t really delved into just how a proper wine was made. Much to my wife’s displeasure, when I get a wild hair the rest of the world disappears. It was at this point my whole world changed. I jumped in and read everything I could get my hands on about every type of winemaking method available. In the process I also learned how to sweet talk the local librarian into figuring out how to get an inter-library loan from UC-Davis as well as a few other branches. I was constantly carrying around anAlready a member? Log InYou'll Also Like Article FREE 10 Tips for Going Pro Pro winemakers share their best advice for amateurs looking to make the leap. Article FREE 2022 Wine Education Guide Looking to advance your winemaking knowledge? Check out these wine education programs to start your journey down the path to a higher education in winemaking and the business of wine.