This course for the wine enthusiast covers the basics of viticulture and its importance to quality winemaking. Topics include viticulture history (global and local); vineyard considerations and management; exploration of wine grape varieties and clones; considerations of soils, climate, terroir and sunlight; and the final processing of the grapes as they become wine. The course concludes with a hands-on visit to a working vineyard/winery in Temecula, which includes a tasting, showcasing wine grapes at their finest.
Course meets Feb 21 from 6-9 pm at SDSU. Satruday Feb 23 and March 2 sessions meet 9 am - 4 pm offsite, vineyards TBA.