2023 Sched (Oct/Nov/Dec Sat Class)
1st Day: Primary Ferm. Sat, Oct 21, '23
2nd Day: Secondary Ferm. Sat, Nov 4, '23
3rd Day: Fining Sat, Nov 18, '23
4th Day: Polishing Sat, Dec 2, '23
5th Day: Bottling Sat, Dec 16, '23
2024 Classes Now Available
2024 Class Sessions: #1--Jan 6/7, #2--Mar 23/24
#3--Jul 13/14, #4--Sep 21/22
Classes meet generally every other week for
five sessions over nine wks
Reserve your slot by clicking on link or by calling
Introduction to Making Your WIne, Your Way
This beginner level class provides a hands on introduction to home winemaking with some perspectives on the history, geography, biology, chemistry and psychology of wine. Total cost for 2024 is $450. The total cost is for one or two students producing wine at the winery. Observers are allowed for $25 per person for up to 6 observers. The class, start to finish is 9 weeks with a maximum of 15 hours of student-instructor contact time at the winery. You will select a varietal white or red wine juice and over 9 weeks, you will convert your juice into wine. You will make 30 +/- bottles of wine that you take home. You will enjoy tasting wine and food at each class. At the completion of this class, you will have the knowledge and confidence to continue making your own wine in the convenience of your home or here at the winery. At the end of this class, all students (not including observers) will qualify for student discounts for 6 months on all products that you desire to purchase from the Bacchus Winery retail area including juice kits, wine making hardware, and other items. A non-refundable deposit of $225 holds your space in class.
Don't forget on site wine/cider/beer making as an option-it is easy and very cost effective.