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Spring 2014

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Viticulture & Enology Certificate Program VITICULTURE CERTIFICATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS ENOLOGY CERTIFICATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1. Introduction to Viticulture 2. Vineyard Site Selection 3. Soil Preparation & Planting 4. Dormant Pruning 5. Pest Control 6. Canopy Management 7. Harvesting & Basic Analysis of the Must 8. Vine Grafting & Propagation 9. Vineyard Management (Field Experience) - Part I 10. Vineyard Management (Field Experience) - Part II Wine Marketing People in the wine business say that anyone can make wine, but can they sell it? Learn cutting-edge strategies for marketing wine from Neil Williamson of the Trellis Group. Everything from labels to romancing the wine is covered in this required enology class. The class includes talks from area wine professionals about how to design a successful marketing strategy. 54338 AGNR S 3/8 First Colony Winery Williamson 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $109 Introduction to Enology Wine Analysis & Tasting Winery Design & Equipment Legal Issues in the Wine Industry Marketing Wine Fermentation & Racking Harvesting & Basic Analysis of the Must Wine Bottling Sparkling Winemaking Wine Blending Vine Grafting and Propagation Wine blending tests the true skills of the winemaker. In this class, renowned Virginia winemaker Matthew Finot will share his secrets on the art of blending wines. Learn how to mix a variety of premium wines. 56163 AGNR Stinson Vineyards Vitus vinifera must be grafted on to native rootstock in order to survive in Virginia. After Master Grafter Gabriele Rausse shows you how to bench graft, proper root stock selection and forcing and storing of 3/15 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. grafted vines, you will graft vines. S Finot $59 Winery Design and Equipment The design, layout and equipment needed for an efficient operation are critical components for success in the wine industry. Learn winery design from the ground up from local winery owner Jeff Sanders of Glass House Winery. 56153 AGNR S 3/22 Glass House Winery Sanders 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. $109 Startup Vineyard Join Gabriele Rausse for this fieldoriented experience in the principles and practices of grapevine production. These classes are a continuation of our spring classes, but they are open to all students. Be a part of Jefferson's dream! 56179 AGNR T 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 4-6 p.m.. 6/17, 7/15, 8/19 . MontaltoRausse $159 54345 AGNR S 4/5 RM 125 Rausse 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. $119 Soil Prep and Planting Join vineyard consultant Christopher Hill and learn how to prepare soils for growing and planting wine grapes in Virginia. You will plant vines in a local vineyard. 54340 AGNR S 4/12 RM 131 Hill 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. $109 Sparkling Winemaking Champagne native and master sparkling winemaker Claude Thibaut teaches the magic and art of sparkling winemaking à la méthode champenoise. Learn the detailed techniques of making sparkling wine from the first fermentation through the second fermentation and final corking. 56161 AGNR S 4/26 RM 131 Thibaut 37 PVCC Digital Spring 2014 Workforce Services Class Schedule or 434.961.5354 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. $109

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