You’ve got the grapes and now you want to take full advantage of what they can offer. Chik Brenneman will show you the keys and techniques to getting the most out of your crush and press, what options to consider and what impact your various decisions will have on your final wine.
Chik Brenneman is the Winery Manager and Winemaker for the University of California at Davis. He is responsible for supporting the teaching and research winemaking activities. In any given harvest he will make wine from over 50 different varieties. Prior to coming to UC Davis he worked as the Production Lab Manager for Woodbridge Winery in Lodi. He has worked as cellarmaster for both Amador Foothill Winery and Domaine de la Terre Rouge in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley after receiving his Master’s Degree in Enology in 1998. He started making beer and wine at home in the early 1990’s.