SMALL-CLASS WINEMAKER BOOT CAMPS
November 5, 2017
Don't miss our popular Boot Camps:
One Day Only!
First Time in the Midwest
Four Different Workshops Offered:
- Register here!
Sunday, November 5, 2017
- Join WineMaker Magazine as we come to the Midwest for the very first time offering four different full-day, hands-on Winemaking Boot Camps in Indianapolis on Sunday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and includes lunch. Attendance is limited to just 35 attendees per session and do sell out. This is a great opportunity to get an in-depth learning experience in a small audience setting and learn hands-on from our WineMaker Magazine experts.
Winemaking from Grapes with Bob Peak ($225)
Join WineMaker Magazine’s “Techniques” Columnist Bob Peak for his popular, hands-on boot camp that regularly sells out at other locations. Bob will take you through all the steps of making wines from fresh grapes including crushing and fermenting all the way to bottling. Learn how to work with fresh grapes and operate the different pieces of equipment and the tests you’ll have to run on your wine. This is a great opportunity to learn more about winemaking beginning to end so your experience back home will be more successful.
- Home Wine Lab Tests with Chik Brenneman ($225)
It is very difficult to make great wine if you don't know how to properly and accurately test your wine. Chik Brenneman of University of California-Davis will take you step-by-step teaching you how to properly test your wine for sulfites, malolactic, acidity and pH. You'll have the chance to run these different tests yourself to give you a valuable hands-on learning experience so you can accurately run these tests on your own wine at home.
Backyard Grape Growing
with Bruce Bordelon ($225)
Purdue University Viticulture Professor Bruce Bordelon will lead you through all the steps a small-scale grape grower needs to know: Site selection, vine choice, planting, trellising, pruning, watering, pest control, harvest decisions, common troubleshooting, plus more strategies to successfully grow your own great wine grapes.
- Starting Up a Commercial Winery and Going Pro with Tom Payette ($225)
Ever think about going pro and opening up your own commerical winery? Lots of WineMaker readers say they've thought of making the jump and opening up their own commercial winery. Tom Payette travels the country consulting with commercial winery start-ups and we're lucky to have him join us to lead this boot camp that will walk you through the steps, planning decisions, and key financial numbers you'll need to know if you want to open up a successful commercial winery. Learn from his expertise and wide range of experience to help you better achieve your goals and go pro!