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Winemaking & Winemaker Certification
Mon, September 17, 2018 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, October 15, 2018
One event on Mon, January 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on Mon, January 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on Mon, January 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Classes run weekly from September 17th to October 15th from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The program then resumes on January 7th – January 21st from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
There is a $100 supply fee for this program.
From crushing grapes to bottling wine, this essential winemaking course enables the winemaker to make informed decisions about ingredients, equipment, and the winemaking process. Precise step-by-step instructions lead both novice and advanced winemakers through all of the important procedures, including selecting and working with new equipment, determining the best material for specific styles, analyzing the product, monitoring acidity levels, and common troubleshooting problems.
This course is a hands-on program. Over this semester, you will be making wine along with your classmates. You will learn a great deal in this program, most importantly that you can create a great wine. From grape to bottle, you will learn the core skills of winemaking, including how to get the best grapes (and figure out how many you need); determine what equipment is required; select the right yeast and figure out if any other additives are needed; and store, age, and test wine.
This class is your ultimate winemaking resource.
This qualification is available to all students who opt for certification via the National Wine School when registering for the Winemaking program.
Schedule for the Winemaker Program
- September 17th INTRO
- September 24th CRUSH
- October 1st FERMENT
- October 8th FERMENT
- October 15th BARREL
- January 7th RACKING
- January 14th BLENDING
- January 21st BOTTLING
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