Join us for this special class and learn how to make wine from fresh local grapes! Our guest speaker will be Dave Vollmer of Vollmer Farms. Dave is a local farmer and winemaker who owns a vineyard in Parkesburg, Pa. He will be sharing his wealth of knowledge on preparing grapes for fermentation. You will learn how to make a blush style wine and a big red table wine from the same grape. Discussion will include acidity testing, ph adjustments, chapitilization and more! Be sure to come with a pen, paper and any questions you have. We will also demonstrate grape crushing and pressing.
GRAPES FOR SALE!
Dave will have fresh crushed grapes available for purchase after the class is over, which you can take home with you and make into your own wine! Each bucket will have 5 gallons of crushed grapes made from the Marechal Foch grape, which will yield 3 to 4 gallons of finished wine. Marechal Foch (a French-American Hybrid) is a very versatile grape making anything from a light bodied rose to a full bodied steak-worthy red.
If you are interested in purchasing grapes, you must call Lancaster Homebrew (717-517-8785) to reserve a bucket by Thursday, September 3rd. Five gallons of must is $50.00. Please have a cash payment ready that day to pay Dave directly!
Where: Lancaster Homebrew
When: September 5th, 2015
Time: 9:30 to 11:30am
To sign up, follow this link: Wine Making Class