$39 for a one-year Introduction to Winemaking Club membership for two (up to $99 value)
- Admission to monthly wine-bottling sessions for up to six cases
- Guided wine tasting and barrel tasting
- Admission to classes on crushing, destemming, and pressing
- Invitations to other members-only events<p>
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.