Hatfield Creek Vineyards & Winery, Ramona Valley, California

Winemaker’s Crash Course

Hatfield Happenings 🕔January 8, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own a vineyard and make wine?
You can experience the life of a Viticulturist and Oenologist at Hatfield Creek Vineyards and Winery
in Ramona, CA through their Winemaker’s Crash Course. The 20-month course covers every
aspect of wine grape growing and winemaking.

Course runs: January 2018 through August 2019

Course syllabus includes:
– Introduction to Grapes and Wine + Prepruning – January 20, 9 a.m.
– Pruning – February 17, 9 a.m.
– “Nip and Tuck” – April 21, 9 a.m.
– Netting – July 21, 8 a.m. (BYO lunch, OPTIONAL)
– Brix, pH and Total Acidity Measurements – TBD
– Harvest – TBD
– Crush – TBD
– Fermentation – TBD
– Press – TBD
– Secondary Fermentation – TBD
– Racking – TBD
– Oaking – TBD
– Sulfite Testing and Additions – TBD
– Barrel Tasting – TBD
– Bottling – August 3, 2018, 8 a.m.

Program tuition $320 includes:
– All course materials
– Lunch provided at six (6) class sessions
– 2 bottles of wine with custom class label at end of course
– 10% discount on any additional wine purchases from class production
– 10% discount on any general release wines in the Tasting Room
– Hatfield Creek Winemakers Crash Course T-shirt
– Optional activities opportunities in the vineyard and winery

• Netting vines in July 2018
• Bottling August 4, 2018 of 2017 harvest
• Graduation Dinner with wine pairing, August 2019 (separate $ TBD)

Call the winery office at 760-787-1102 and speak with Elaine for further information. Stop in
and see us at the winery: 1625 Hwy 78, Ramona, CA 92065. Fri-Sat-Sun 11am – 5pm.


SIGNUP BELOW – $320

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