$139 for a Four-Session Winemaking Course with a Take-Home Case of Wine at Make Wine With Us ($300 Value)

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Vintners help students crush, press, rack, and bottle 12 bottles of Californian wine made from fresh grapes over the course of nine months

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Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Online registration required by 9/30. 48hr cancellation notice required, or $50 fee may apply. Must be 21 or older. Valid only for one case of wine. Extra $15 fee for New Jersey wine-making license. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Make Wine With Us - Wallington: $139 for a Four-Session Winemaking Course with a Take-Home Case of Wine at Make Wine With Us ($300 Value)

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$139 for a Winemaking Course with Take-Home Wine ($300 Value)

Over the course of nine months, students create their own wines using fresh grapes harvested from Californian vineyards. Students can choose to make one of the following wines: old vine zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, and bordeaux style. The four-class series begins in late September, when participants gather to begin the four-step process using the winery’s equipment. At the end of the nine months, students reap the fruits of their labor, hauling home a case of 12 bottles of handmade wine to pair with dinners or the neighbor’s new white carpet. Couples may attend classes together at no extra cost, though only one person can directly participate in winemaking. Or for an additional $50 fee, both attendees may join in the winemaking sessions.

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John Gizzi and Diann Greco, the American Wine Society–certified wine judges at Make Wine With Us, teach wine aficionados to create their own wines using grapes harvested in Californian and Chilean vineyards. At the start of the nine-month process (California grapes in the fall, Chile grapes in the spring), winemakers-to-be assemble with fellow enthusiasts to learn the intricacies of the trade. Patrons learn to crush and destem grapes in a machine called a crusher-destemmer, named after the device's favorite Germanic metal band. Following the crushing process, a hydraulic press forces juice into barrels, where it shall remain until the conclusion of its sweet, sweet metamorphosis.

When wine awakens from its hibernation, patrons remove suspended yeast cells and skin particles though a process called racking. At the end of the nine-month period, newly minted winemakers lean on family and friends to fill, cork, and custom-label the finished product. Budding vintners then tote home their vintages to share with family, friends, and robot butlers with built-in carafes.


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94% of 34 customers recommend

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  • “We had a great time. We are going back for the second part on Friday. If it weren't for the Groupon I would've never known this place existed. It is def fun for...”

    “We had a great time. We are going back for the second part on Friday. If it weren't for the Groupon I would've never known this place existed. It is def fun for something different and you learn a lot about the process of wine making. If you enjoy wine this would def be something worth going to. I have friends that live in Wallington and they didnt know this place was there. But ded a lot of fun =)”

  • “Just a great place with great people who love wine, thank you for an amazing experience!!!”

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    Wallington

    21 Currie Ave.

    Wallington, NJ 07057

    +12018769463

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