Valencia’s Only Bonded Winery, Pulchella Winery, Leads Hands-On Take-A-Magnum-Home Winemaker-For-A-Day Class
The SCV Custom Crush Services, owned by Pulchella Winery winemakers Nate Hasper and Steve Lemley, has dozens of clients making wine at their state-of-the-art facility – who may have started on their journey after attending winemaking classes like Winemaker for a Day. Winemakers and wine fans alike may also have come to SCV Custom Crush Services after reading about their recent awards in Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Now you have the same opportunity to learn why Merlot is the best blending grape and why Petite Sirah is sometimes added for color alone, when Hasper and Lemley lead vinophiles in an exclusive wine blending class for 50 students only on Sunday May 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“When have you ever had the chance to relax in a winery barrel room and learn first hand, from winemakers, the secret of blending wines?” Lemley asked with a grin. “On top of that, take home a magnum-sized bottle of your very own custom blended creation drawn straight out of the barrel. Just think what your friends will say when you open your magnum and tell everyone that you actually blended the bottle yourself.
Our ‘Winemaker for a Day’ begins when you arrive and are greeted with a glass, beaker and small cheese and cracker plate as we settle down for ‘class.’ The fun will then continue with the secrets of blending – where Nate and I will share our tricks of the trade. With beaker and wine samples at your table, you will then work to create your very own custom blend, and end by placing the cork in your magnum to take home!”
Reserve your spot now (tickets are non-refundable, however there will be a repeat event in December) for $125 via this link: https://www.wineweb.com/scripts/secure/eventReservation.cfm?w=44010&seq=336
Recent Wine Enthusiast Contributing Editor Matt Kettmann recently awarded Pulchella Winery these ratings (At press time all of these wines are sold out)
2013 Mercenary reserve Zinfandel:
94 points- highest rated Zinfandel in the entire California central coast.
2013: Red White & Blue Zinfandel Field Blend:
91 points and featured article in November issue.
2013: Henchman Tannat:
91 points- highest rated Tannat in Adelaida sub district.