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The Science And Joy of Winemaking

Dominique Landragin has grown grapes and made wines on three continents. He is an internationally recognized award winning wine maker, viticulturist, vigneron (grape grower) and wine consultant. Mr. Landragin will provide an overview of the science of vineyards and wine-making–a technology that relies on sunlight, water, blending, and fermenting to create delight.

What you will learn:

1)  The Importance of Vineyard Site Selection

-  Elevation

-  Slope

-  Aspect

-  Previous Crop History

2)  Where to Plant a Vineyard

3)  Vineyard Cultivation and Management

-  Weed Management

-  Soil Conservation

-  Water Management

4)  Knowing When to Harvest Grapes

5)  The Winemaking Process

-  Harvesting

-  Crushing and Pressing

-  Fermentation

-  Clarification

-  Ageing and Bottling

6)  Wine Appreciation

-  Look

-  Smell

-  Taste

Walking in, you arrive at a sit down, interactive, wine tasting during which we provide for tasting six to eight new wines to taste and discuss over the one and a half hour period of time alloted to the class. At these gatherings everyone attending brings their own level of knowledge and experiences, adding to the conversation on the wines, regions, and varietals. All levels of wine lovers are welcome! What brings is all together once every week is simply that we LOVE wine!

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