Summer winemaking

Starting with a vineyard tour we find out how award winning wines are made from Yorkshire grapes. Then at our woodland barn Rose will teach you craft of country wine making, guiding you through the processes and giving you tips on winemaking at home.

Summer winemaking

Starting with a vineyard tour we find out how award winning wines are made from Yorkshire grapes. Then at our woodland barn Rose will teach you craft of country wine making, guiding you through the processes and giving you tips on winemaking at home.

Summer winemaking

Starting with a vineyard tour we find out how award winning wines are made from Yorkshire grapes. Then at our woodland barn Rose will teach you craft of country wine making, guiding you through the processes and giving you tips on winemaking at home.

Summer winemaking

Starting with a vineyard tour we find out how award winning wines are made from Yorkshire grapes. Then at our woodland barn Rose will teach you craft of country wine making, guiding you through the processes and giving you tips on winemaking at home.

Summer winemaking

Starting with a vineyard tour we find out how award winning wines are made from Yorkshire grapes. Then at our woodland barn Rose will teach you craft of country wine making, guiding you through the processes and giving you tips on winemaking at home.

Summer winemaking

Starting with a vineyard tour we find out how award winning wines are made from Yorkshire grapes. Then at our woodland barn Rose will teach you craft of country wine making, guiding you through the processes and giving you tips on winemaking at home.

Summer winemaking

Starting with a vineyard tour we find out how award winning wines are made from Yorkshire grapes. Then at our woodland barn Rose will teach you craft of country wine making, guiding you through the processes and giving you tips on winemaking at home.

Summer Winemaking

Course Description

We meet at 9.45am at our local vineyard in time for a quick drink before a private tour at 10.00am. We learn how different grape varieties are grown and matured here in Yorkshire to create award winning English wines. The winery building its self is where the wines are produced from grapes to glass, we can see the equipment used to create the wines. Our excellent guides, owners Chris and Gillian Spakouskas, will explain the processes and techniques used to produce a great quality product and give us a tasting of Sparkling White, Latimer White and Latimer Red Wines.

We have a half hour drive back to our own wood during which we will stop to collect some wild flowers and blossoms. Lunch will be a picnic. back at the barn Rose will show you how to make reliably great Elderflower Wine on a small scale in your own kitchen. You’ll learn about different types of wine making equipment and the science of fermentation. The importance of acidity and tannins and lots of helpful tips. There will be tastings of different country wines and everybody will start off their own 5 litres of wild flower champagne. The afternoon will end with a session on flavoured spirits where Rose will explain how to make some amazing liqueurs and how to blend and balance flavours. We will taste liqueurs that use spring wild plants as flavouring and then you can make your own wild spirit to take home. Along with the spirit you will take home a 5 litre fermenter full of flower champagne, and a sheet of recipes.

The course starts at Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, Pool Lane, Nun Monkton, York YO26 8EL and finishes at Taste the wild’s woodland kitchen. (Nr Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire) directions to the wood will be sent with course booking confirmation. A light lunch and drinks are provided, please wear suitable outdoor clothing.

The cost of the course includes:-

  • all tuition
  • lunch
  • wine and liqueur tastings
  • 5L wild flower ‘Champagne’
  • 250ml wild flavoured liqueur
  • Recipe sheets

Course Tutors.  Chris and Gillian Spakouskas, Rose Bax

 

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Testimonials

"We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for the best weekend ever! We're already putting our learning into practice, and making our own pontak sauce! Just when you thought you'd got rid of us, we've rebooked for the vegetarian foraging course in May, and a couple of our friends will also be coming too. We'll bring along some of our homemade mead for you to try, so something to look forward to there!"

Lara - 2012

"Thanks so much from all the team - yesterday was a great success and several of them have appeared in the office this morning with their willow sculptures to show their colleagues. We all had a fabulous time and the prizes are all on display in the office kitchen area! Many thanks to you and all your team for their hard work in making yesterday such a success for us."

Buying Group - 2011

"Thank you so much for a wonderful few days on your coastal foraging course. It was delivered by you both with such enthusiasm and passion which were very infectious. Thank you also for the delicious food. We’ll certainly get practicing!"

Ellie & Stewart - 2011

"A quick e-mail to thank you both for such an interesting day on Saturday. We were a bit worried about what to expect from the day, but it turned out to be very friendly, informative and tasty! (particularly the end of day tasting session). Now we have started to look out for free food we can’t believe just how much there is literally right on our doorstep. Hope to see you both again before too long; having enjoyed ourselves so much we’ve now got our eyes on the course at Staithes."

Allan & Pat - 2011

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