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Looking for an Early Holiday Gift? Take a Home Winemaking Class

Vint Hill Craft Winery in Virginia

If you live in Northern Virginia, Vint Hill Craft Winery, a bonded winery, has the perfect gift idea. It’s such a good idea that you may want it for yourself.

Starting December 1, Vint Hill Craft Winery is offering classes in home winemaking using kits. If you are interested in making wine from a kit these classes will help you with following the directions and reading a hydrometer.

In our recently published book, A Wine Journey, we wrote about our first experience with making wine from a kit. Terry had the wine kit (a gift) that he did not open for six months. As it turned out for us after reading the directions multiple times and using the hydrometer several times, we finally made the wine. It was a little better than plonk but one we decided would be better left to use as a mulled wine. If only we had access to a class like Vint Hill Craft Winery is offering.

Participants can choose from four varietals: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Vint Hill Classes consist of four sessions with each session two hours each. The dates for this first class are December 1, December 15, January 12 and February 9.

  • Session 1 – Intro, terminology, overview of winemaking, and preparation of musts and juice for primary fermentation
  • Session 2 – Rack into carboys (secondary fermentation if appropriate)
  • Session 3 – Rack and Return
  • Session 4 – Bottling

More home winemaking classes are being planned. A Gift Certificate is available for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.

If you are interested in participating in the class beginning December 1, contact Vint Hill Craft Winery by Friday November 23.

Cheers,  Kathy

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