Wine Academy

 Wine Academy

We are pleased to announce that Joseph Bernardo and Bill Coplin have formed a “wine academy” and we are proud to be one of the sponsors.  This supports our mission statement, to promote and expand the presence of Vineyards and Wine Making in our community.  The academy incorporates an adopt-a-vine concept at Bill and Joe’s vineyards with future vineyards to be added as needed.  The school teaches from the basics of growing grapes to making the wine.  Participants manage a small portion of a vineyard and reap most of the benefits (wine).  The classes start with the ground and then to the vine, and then from vine to bottle.  All are welcome who are interested in growing their own grapes or making wine, so check it out.  All participants must be current members of  NV&W, or may join when they begin classes.  A fee is charged to cover class materials, tastings, snacks, and lunches when there is a long day.

 


 

Contact Joe Bernardo

775-750-1801 or 775-345-7556

43 Mule Deer Court, Reno NV 89523

joebernardo65@yahoo.com

Online Application

Printable Application

 




 


 


 


 


2018 Instruction

 • The 2018 class fee will be $100 for per individual or $150 per couple

• Participants must be 21 years of age unless pre-coordinated

• Participants must possess a copy of From Vines to Wines (5th Edition): by Jeff Cox

 

Class Schedule

  •  March 24th (date moved for snowy roads) – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Introduction)
  • April 21st – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Tending Vines, winter pruning,  bud break)
  • May 19th – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Planting, pruning, watering)
  • June 16th – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Weeding, suckering, final pruning)
  • July 21st – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Leaf pull, berry drop, pruning touch up, monitor water )
  • August 18th – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Netting,  tying vines, water adjustment, final touch up)
  • September 15th – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Testing for sugar,  harvest timing/preperation)
  • October 20th – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Harvest, crush & de-stem, fermentation)
  • November 17th – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Test must for acid, ph, sulfur & free so2.  rack, taste & oak))
  • December 15th – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Bottle, Cork, foil, label, take wine home)
  • March 17th – 1:00 to 3:00 PM –  43 Mule Deer Ct (Review, Gradation, Certification of  Completion (last class))

– Class time and work schedule adjustments may be needed to accommodate harvest schedule, punch down and wine pressing –

 

 

Last Schedule Update 3/16/2018