Visitors can’t keep their eyes—or their hands—off the ovoid fermentation tanks at Stinson Vineyards. Photo: John Robinson

Concrete decision: Stinson Vineyards ferments in an egg that’s hard to beat

I first encountered an ovoid concrete fermentation vessel at Austria’s innovative biodynamic winery Meinklang in 2004. Actually, there were a few of them, all lined up and looking like 1950s science-fiction rocket ships, held upright by fin-shaped buttresses. A startling departure from the oak barrels and stainless-steel vats I was accustomed to seeing, the eggs, […]