WineMaker Boot Camps

Join WineMaker for in-depth winemaking learning experiences taught by experts in both online and in-person formats.

Each Online Boot Camp is recorded so attendees can watch and learn again and again from video playback.

Our annual In-Person Boot Camps feature full-day, small-class, hands-on workshops.


Full-Day, Small-Class, In-Person Winemaking Boot Camps in San Luis Obispo, California

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 10 am to 5 pm (Pacific) and Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10 am to 5 pm (Pacific)

Join WineMaker Magazine in person for a selection of different full-day, small-class, hands-on workshops. Each workshop is limited to just 35 people. On Thursday, choose from six different workshops. And on Sunday, there will again be six different workshops offered. All workshops will take place in San Luis Obispo on California’s beautiful Central Coast.

Click below for full details on these two days of in-person workshops and how to register and lock in your spot:

5 WineMaker In-Person Boot Camps on Thursday, July 15, 2021

4 WineMaker In-Person Boot Camps on Sunday, July 18, 2021

Video replays of Past Boot Camps

The live event may be over but you can still watch full video replays of past workshops and learn from expert speakers. Check out the following video replays available. Register to gain access today.

Home Wine Lab Skills Online Boot Camp with Bob Peak

Friday, February 12, 2021, 1 pm to 6 pm (Eastern)

It’s very difficult to make great wine if you don’t know how to properly and accurately test your wine. WineMaker’s “Techniques” columnist and Technical Editor Bob Peak will take you step-by-step online over four hours teaching you live how to properly test your wine for sulfites, malolactic, acidity, sugar, and pH. You’ll have the chance to learn visually how to run these tests on your own wines at home.

Click to Register for the Home Wine Lab Skills Online Post Boot Camp: $99

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Backyard Grape Growing Online Post-Boot Camp with Wes Hagen

Friday, January 29, 2021, Noon to 4 pm (Eastern)

Former professional vineyard manager and WineMaker’s longtime “Backyard Vines” columnist Wes Hagen will lead you online for four hours through all the steps a small-scale grape grower needs to know: Site selection, vine choice, planting, trellising, pruning, watering, pest control, harvest decisions, plus more strategies to successfully grow your own great wine grapes. All attendees will also receive a free download of Wes’ Guide to Growing Grapes, an 80-page special issue, as part of your registration.

Click to Register for Backyard Grape Growing Online Post-Boot Camp for $99