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 Exclusive Vines to Wine Class. The 20-month course will take you through every aspect of wine grape growing and winemaking. You won’t find this compact and concise experience at any other boutique winery.

Enrollment: Begins NOW through mid-January 2023. All inclusive fee $695.

Our first class meeting: Saturday, January 28, 9 am – 11 am.

Timeline: Class begins with an Orientation and Lesson in January 2023.  Our first class meeting will be Saturday, January 28, 9 am – 11 am orientation and lesson, 11 am pre-prune Class Row 17, 12:30 lunch, finished with class by 2 pm.

Course runs: January 2023 through August 2024.  That’s how long it takes to grow grapes and make a bottle of wine in one vintage (the year the grapes were picked).

Enrollment: Limited to 12 individuals.  Spaces are filling up fast!

Course syllabus includes lectures and hands on experiences:

  • Introduction to Vineyards, Grapes and Wine
  • Pruning
  • “Nip and Tuck” (Shoot Removal or Deshooting)
  • Netting
  • Brix, pH and Total Acidity Measurements
  • Harvest
  • Crush
  • Primary Fermentation
  • Press
  • Secondary Fermentation (MLF theory only)
  • Racking
  • Oaking
  • Sulfite Testing and Additions
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Bottling

Program tuition $695 includes:

  • All course materials
  • Six required class meetings with lunch and wine provided
  • 2 bottles of class wine with custom class label at completion of course
  • Achievement and Completion Certificate at completion of course
  • 10% off any additional wine purchases from class production; 10% off general release wines in the Tasting Room
  • Field trips to local boutique wineries, tasting fees not included
  • Optional hands-on opportunities in the vineyard and winery
  • Netting vines
  • Monthly testing and tasting
  • Bottling in August 2024 of the 2023 vintage
  • Graduation Dinner with wine pairing, August 2024 (spouses and guest invited at published fee)

Sign up begins NOW:
Fill out the registration form below to register for the class
Classes are held at: 1625 Hwy 78, Ramona, CA 92065. Fri-Sat-Sun 11am – 5pm.

Please Note: If a couple or 2 friends would like to sign up together, please fill out the form for 1 person and make a payment individually per person. It helps us keep our student roster organized. Thank you!

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