Winemaking classes Fall 2018



Our 2 winemaking classes this fall are listed below.  The Saturday class is held by David Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Vineyard. The Sunday class is given by Aaron Voskuil of the Wine & Hop Shop, Madison. 


If you are new to winemaking or want to improve your skills our winemaking class is for you. You will have plenty of time to ask questions, tour the vineyard and watch other winemakers pick, crush, and press their grapes. 

Please show up at the vineyard 15 minutes before class begins.


Sunday September 9,   10 AM - noonish at Mitchell Vineyard   

Instructor Aaron Voskuil winemaking expert from The Wine & Hop Shop, Madison


Cost $30.00 (Includes $10 Gift Card from the Wine & Hop Shop, 1919 Monroe St, Madison) 


Each class will last approximately 1.5 hours and will will cover the basics of winemaking, including fruit harvesting,, ingredients in wine, and how to achieve success with your winemaking.


Saturday, September 15,   9 AM - 10:30 AM at Mitchell Vineyard   

Instructor - David Mitchell, founder and owner of Mitchell Vineyard, 42 years and still loving grapes.

Cost $30.00 (includes 10 lbs of grapes from the vineyard)


Dave will cover the different trellis systems at the vineyard, grape varieties, important aspects of grape growing for wine, and techniques of winemaking. Don't miss this or Dave will not be able to give 10 lbs of grapes to deserving winemakers. 



We will also cover vineyards, varieties of grapes and Wisconsin's grape growing issues.

Please call 608-225-9210, 608-577-9196 or 608-257-0099 (The Wine & Hop Shop) for more information.