Grape Beginnings Hands on Winery


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In a Nutshell

Over the course of four classes, students go from crushing and pressing grapes to bottling a case of their own private label wine

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 26, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Online reservation required by 10/16/13; limited dates available. 24-hr cancellation notice required or fee of up to 1/2 Groupon value may apply. Must be 21 or older. Must attend all classes, as they all build upon each other. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $149 for a make-your-own private label wine class for two (a $300 value)
  • $299 for a make-your-own private label wine class for four (a $600 value)<p>

Expert demystify the processes involved in creating your own wine. After choosing one of four styles of wine, students kick off the oenophilic journey, de-stemming and crushing the grapes during the first class, pressing the juice in the second, and learning about racking in the third. The whole course culminates with students bottling a case (12 bottles) of their own private label wine. Click here to see a list of available class dates. <p>

Grape Beginnings

At Grape Beginnings, passionate wine aficionado Frank D’Aponte splits his time between producing his own high-quality vintages and instructing others on how to do the same. Frank has a decade of winemaking experience under his belt; as a third-generation winemaker, grape juice runs through his veins. Frank has deepened his knowledge with extensive travel throughout the Napa and Sonoma valleys, studying under master winemakers such as James Allen of Sequoia Grove Vineyards. Novice vintners delve into every aspect of the process, including pressing fresh grapes from California, Chile, Italy, and Argentina, racking in oak barrels, and bottling with custom-made labels.

Customer Reviews

Had my first wine making session on Sunday and had a great experience! The staff was very friendly and informative! Can't wait to go back for the rest of the sessions. I would highly recommend grape beginnings to anyone interested in wine!
Katelyn M. · October 28, 2013
Very informative
Helena P. · September 18, 2014
This experience was great and a lot of fun! I hope they offer more groupons.
Kayla M. · February 7, 2014

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