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51 PVCC DIGITAL FALL 2014 Workforce Services Class Schedule l or 434.961.5354 Viticulture and Enology classes currently being offered: For winery locations go to: Viticulture & Enology Introduction to Tasting Room Management Learn ways to make your tasting room more memorable and profitable. We'll discuss tasting room staffing and training, events management and tips, wine tasting strategies, tours, social media, and other ideas to help increase business. 46272 AGNR M 8/18 9 a.m.-1 p.m. RM 131 Mitchell $59 Custom Crush This is a great class for new students or experienced winemakers. Students produce a barrel of wine at a local winery. The class starts in September with assessing grapes in the vineyard and ends in May/June with bottling of the finished product. Cost includes all materials, including grapes. Class times are flexible. At the end of the class, each student will receive four cases of wine. 58913 AGNR Various 9/8/14-6/30/15 Various King Family Vineyards Finot $1,250 Harvesting & Analysis of the Must Harvesting is peak season in the wine industry. You will begin with the critical process leading up to the decision to harvest. Follow Gabriele Rausse, famed Father of Modern Virginia Wine, on a journey with the grapes from the vineyard to the winery. This hands-on class includes field observation, tasting in the vineyard, laboratory testing (actual testing will be conducted), harvesting methods and equipment, sorting, pressing, crushing, stemming, steel tanks and winery equipment. 58013 AGNR S 10/4 9 a.m.-5 p.m. RM 131 Rausse $109 Start-Up Vineyard Join Gabriele Rausse for this field-oriented 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! 58841 AGNR T 10/7, 10/28, 12/2 4-6 p.m. Montalto Rausse $89 Vineyard Site Selection Find the ideal location for your vineyard - the most important and fundamental decision in the process of wine grape growing! The class includes the fundamentals of vineyard design and layout. 58839 AGNR S 10/18 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. RM 131 Hill $109 Making Fortified Wines Part wine and part spirit, fortified wines are a favorite of wine lovers everywhere. Learn the techniques used in making fortified wines with Melanie Bias of Wisdom Oak Winery. 62177 AGNR S 10/25 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wisdom Oak Winery Bias $109 The Roots of Fine Wine Resistant rootstocks are an elegant biological solution to the problem of growing European wine grapes (Vitis vinifera) in the presence of otherwise destructive soil pests, notably grapevine phylloxera. These rootstocks belong to American families of Vitis species. Creating a prosperous vineyard requires understanding how vine physiology, site conditions and viticultural practices all combine to impact vine balance and wine quality. This class will examine important viticultural issues from the rootstock's point of view, whereby wine is the result of water's journey from darkness into light through a labyrinth of hidden passages. Lunch is included. 58838 AGNR S 11/1 9 a.m.-1 p.m. RM 131 Morton $69

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