A quick overview of what the four classes will cover:
- Selecting and understanding the vineyard, Harvest: Pre, Post and During
- Inside the winery, fermentation and making the wine
- Barrel usage, racking, topping off and aging
- Bottling, Corks, Labels and labeling laws
What to bring to class:
- An open mind
- A great attitude
- A passion for wine
- An interest in making wine … or at least an interest in how wine is made
… and all your questions!
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Instructor: DiMaggio Washington
Class Dates: Pending
Class Time: Pending
Cost: Series of Four Classes with Certificate ~ $225
A Hands-On Wine Making Class will be offered for both small and large batches. This will be discussed prior to or during class, with a commitment from those interested in applying what they’ve learned to their own 6 gallons of wine. Several varietals are offered for purchase in 100 lb increments (6 gallons of wine) at time of annual harvest (most often August through September +/-). Orders for grapes must be placed in advance. All of this is discussed during the four class Wine Making Session.
We will offer the classes as many times a year as we gather a group of at least 10 people. Possibly doing 4 to 5 sessions per year. Once you’ve signed up, you either go straight through the sessions, based on when they are scheduled or you can do two classes now, then have to leave town or whatever is going on, then do the 2nd two next session.
You can refresh or retake classes any time you like.
An exam is administered after the 4 sessions, in order to receive a certificate of completion.
Once the 4 sessions are complete, they are also invited to join the World Wine Cellar Rats Facebook page, where a community of wine makers are sharing on all levels, regarding their wine making experiences, past, present and future; as well as wine making equipment for sale, new wineries they’ve experienced, tasting bars, etc.
We also host a Cellar Rats Gathering for people who have taken the class. Those that make wine bring their wine to share, regardless how far along it is. As an example, we’re hosting our first gathering this month, so 2015 wine makers will bring their wines for blind tasting and discussion. New wine makers, just finished the class will also be present. It’s a learning opportunity for all, as well as a nice social gathering. New wine makers will bring a bottle of wine close to what they would like to make, nibbles are brought and we sip, share and discuss wine making, tips, tricks and fun stuff.