Home Winemaking Class – with UofM Enologist Drew Horton

By: Lauren Voigt

Drew Horton, Assistant Winemaker at the Brander Vineyard in Los Olivos, Calif., tests the color and taste of the wine fermenting in the oak storage barrels on June 1, 2005.

Coming up on July 8 & 15 (a 2-day class) with University of Minnesota Enology specialist, Drew Horton.  Horton runs research wine-making for the UMN Grape Breeding program, and is integral in providing recommendations for winemaking techniques utilizing newly hybridized cold-climate wine grapes developed by the UMN.

Designed for beginners, you and other winemaking hobbyists will begin with a solid, research-based framework of knowledge as you learn what equipment and supplies are needed, where to source grapes or other fruit, the steps of winemaking, and much more. This workshop is located at the Horticulture Research Center (across from the Arboretum, adjacent to the seasonal apple house!) so you can see the winemaking process used to test the University’s wine grapes. You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to make wine in your own home.

This class meets for TWO consecutive Saturdays from 9-noon on July 8 and July 15 at the University of Minnesota Horticulture Research Center at 600, Arboretum Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331.

HOW TO REGISTER – and save $10!

Use coupon code 10OFF online through the Arboretum or call, 612-301-1210.
Not valid on previous purchases nor with other offers, no cash value. Limit (1) use per customer.
Arboretum Member $80/Non-member $95,
Includes exclusive access to the Horticulture Research Center, and hands-on demonstrations with wine making equipment



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