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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 Winemaker’s Crash Course. 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 2020. All inclusive fee $495.

Our first class meeting will be Saturday, January 18, 9 am – 11 am  orientation and lesson, 11 am pre-prune Class Row 17, 12:30 lunch, finished with class by 2 pm.

Timeline: Class begins with an Orientation and Lesson in January 2020.  Our first class meeting will be Saturday, January 18, 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 2020 through August 2021.  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 10 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 $495 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 2020 of the 2019 vintage
  • Graduation Dinner with wine pairing, August 2021 (spouses and guest invited at published fee)

Sign up begins NOW:
Call the winery office at 760-787-1102
Stop in and see us at the winery: 1625 Hwy 78, Ramona, CA 92065. Fri-Sat-Sun 11am – 5pm.

ONLINE SIGNUP FORM AND PAYMENT

 

ENROLL FORM - Winemaker's Crash Course

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